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Prime Location Farnham Area Guide

Located just 42 miles to the south west of London, Farnham is a vibrant town in Surrey. The home of the first Cistercian Abbey to be found in Britain, the area has a rich heritage and is of historical importance. The wool trade, corn markets and hops have each brought wealth to the area over the centuries, as has the abundance of natural clay. Today Farnham is a successful market town and the largest in the Borough of Waverley. Georgian architecture is prevalent throughout the town and Farnham Castle and ruins of Waverley Abbey are just two of a number of historical buildings to be found in the area.

Combining a river, streams, fresh water springs and varied soils, the geology of Farnham greatly influences the prominence of the agriculture and minerals extraction industries in the town. Farnham Geological Society is an active organisation in the town, and the Museum of Farnham has a collection of geological samples and fossils. Farnham Park is a key feature of the town, which has a longstanding reputation for its links to the creative arts since the opening of Farnham School of Arts in 1866. The area has been associated with the arts and crafts movement and boasts several galleries, live music, and comedy venues as well as annual festivals of music and food.

Demographics

With a population of 38,000, around 15,000 people live in the town centre, whilst the remaining 23,000 live in the surrounding suburbs and villages within the boundary.

Almost a quarter (22.2%) of working age people in Farnham work as managers or senior officials. Just over 16% of people are employed in a professional occupation and around 11% of people work from home.

Education

Farnham has a wide range of nurseries, primary and secondary schools offering a mix of state, religious, and private education. There are eight infant schools and nine primary schools including St Peter’s C of E School, Farnham Primary School and Potters Gate Primary School. Secondary schools include All Hallows Catholic School and Sixth Form which has specialist status as a Technology and Music College for pupils aged 11 years to 18 years. Farnham Heath End School offers provision for children aged 11 years to 16 years, and Weydon School is a specialist Science College.

There are three schools in the area offering education for pupils with special educational needs, including Ridgeway Community School and The Abbey School. More House School offers individual planned education for boys aged eight years to 18 years old with learning difficulties. Private education is well catered for and includes Barfield School and Edgeborough, both of which offer independent schooling for boys and girls aged from two years to 13 years old. Farnham College offers good quality further education and is part of Guildford College. Higher education is provided by The University for the Creative Arts.

Transport

Farnham has excellent transport links including Farnham Railway Station which offers a direct service to London Waterloo as well as to Aldershot, Woking, Surbiton, Alton, and Clapham Junction. Road links include the A31 Farnham bypass, the A325 and the A3 which connects the town to London and Portsmouth. Access to the M3 is via the A287 and A3.

Bus services in and around Farnham originate largely from Aldershot bus station, and a cycle route through the town offers routes to Guildford, East Surrey, the Isle of Wight, and the New Forest. Farnborough Airport is the nearest local airport offering business air travel. International travel is accessible at London Heathrow Airport approx. 30 miles away.

Amenities and shopping

With its 'old fashioned' High Street, Farnham has an abundance of unique independent stores as well as national retail chains. Handmade products including made to measure shoes, glass, furnishings and more are all readily available. Art galleries, pottery warehouses, and antique stores abound.

The Farnham Maltings is a monthly market with over 200 stalls, selling a variety of crafts, antiques, jewellery, plants and fresh produce, and there are also regular farmers and country markets. Farnham Leisure Centre offers excellent facilities for a variety of ball games, health and fitness activities.

Whilst every effort has been taken to ensure the above information is up to date, some inaccuracies may occur. If you notice any inaccuracies please contact editor@primelocation.com

All information was correct at time of publication and is provided in good faith.

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