Visit Epsom and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Epsom, Surrey, has one of the world's best-known race-courses, Epsom Downs, where is run what is probably the most famed of all horse races, the English Derby. There has been racing here since the days of James I, who often stayed at Nonsuch Palace nearby, and the sport became firmly established in the 18th century. The first Derby was run in 1780, the race being named after the Earl of Derby; the previous year had seen the introduction of another famous race, the Oaks, named after Lord Derby's ancestral home.
There are many famous old homes here, among them the 17th-century Waterloo House, and the 18th-century Durdans. home of the Earls of Rosebery. Epsom College, famed as the school for the sons of medical men, has a superb position.
Three miles from Epsom is Woodcote Park, the R.A.C. country club, set in grounds of 338 acres. It is residential with the usual club amenities; there is also an excellent 18-hole golf course. The club was founded in 1913, and the buildings are modern, the original premises, a 17th-century mansion, having been destroyed by fire in 1934.
Nearby towns: Croydon, Esher, Ewell, Leatherhead, Sutton
Nearby suburbs: Ashtead, Banstead, Burgh Heath, Carshalton, Cheam, Chessington, Chipstead, Claremont, East Molesey, Great Bookham, Hackbridge, Kingswood Warren, Little Bookham, Long Ditton, Lower Kingswood, Malden, Molesey, Morden, New Malden, Oxshott, Stoke D'Abernon, Surbiton, Tadworth, Thames Ditton, West Molesey, Wimbledon
Have you decided to visit Epsom or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Epsom bed and breakfast (a Epsom B&B or Epsom b and b)
- a Epsom guesthouse
- a Epsom hotel (or motel)
- a Epsom self-catering establishment, or
- other Epsom accommodation