This fantastic trip takes you over the beautiful Surrey countryside and combines scenic country views with historic buildings. Flight time is approximately 20 minutes, air traffic allowing.
You leave the airport for an aerial view of Redhill and Reigate as you head towards Box Hill, a famous beauty spot. Box Hill overlooks the Mole Gap where the River Mole breaks through the line of the North Downs. It is the scene of the famous picnic in Jane Austen’s “Emma”. You then continue westwards over the largest vineyard in England, Denbie’s just to the north of Dorking. Turning north west towards Polesden Lacey the National Trust Georgian mansion that was the honeymoon retreat for King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
Continuing north west you will over fly the Royal Horticultural Society building and flagship gardens at Wisley and the state of the art glass houses. You then proceed to Clandon Park, which was built circa 1730 for the 2nd Lord Onslow by Venetian architect Giacomo Leoni. One of the country’s most complete example of a Palladian mansion.
Finally you turn east to look at Albury Park Mansion the magnificent Grade II listed Tudor Mansion with 19th Century additions is one of Surrey’s most important and prestigious country houses. Albury Park Mansion is renowned for its great architecture, first by Sir John Soane and later by Augustus Pugin, who designed the 66 different chimneys that are a compelling feature of the house today.
Returning over Dorking on route back to the airfield will normally afford views over the London skyline and the busy Gatwick Airport, then it’s back to Redhill Aerodrome.
Royal Surrey Tour Vouchers
Royal Surrey Tour
£375 – up to 3 seats, £495 – up to 4 seats.