The historical attractions of Redhill

Although tenants often want to relocate to an area with aspirations for growth, some will also be looking for a location with a real sense of history. Virtually every town centre has a line of modern shops and an air of globalisation about its high street, but the special few will complement their modern offerings with an interesting background or selection of tourist attractions.

Located in the South of Greater London, in Surrey, Redhill is one such town that has many stories to tell. These are told through tourist spots and artefacts scattered within close proximity centre, some of which draw crowds of thousands each year. If you're thinking about visiting the letting agents Redhill offers, or just fancy an interesting day out, why not pay a visit to the following...?

Gatwick Aviation Museum

For lovers of all things aviation, a 10-minute drive to the centre at Gatwick is a must. Aircraft from WW1 all the way up to the 1970s are displayed inside and outside of the huge hangar, including the Fair Gannet and Westland Whirlwind. Over 500 models are currently situated at the museum and, for anyone lucky to arrive on a particular date, guides may also run a few of their engines.


No tour around Redhill's scenic spots is complete without a visit to England's oldest working windmill. The Outwood Windmill was originally built for clockmaker Thomas Bugden in 1665. The four-sailed construction has since stood tall for well over three centuries yet still continues to function. A day out needn't end at a tour of the mill, though, as the grassy areas that lie within its grounds are perfect for a picnic. After which a countryside walk along one of the nearby nature trails can cap off a pleasant afternoon.

Baron caves

If you're swayed by a spot of mystery, a visit to the Baron caves might be order. The trails are accessible as part of a guided tour and run directly underneath the ruins of a Norman Castle. Parties are guided by lantern light and briefed on the finer points of the man-made tunnel as they carefully tread through rubble. Once this has been taken in, it's hard to imagine that a regenerated town centre can be found in the same town. However, Redhill happens to be full of surprises. 

About the author:

Stephen Dedalus started his career as market analyst and has worked for many companies for the last 5 years. After a long gap he has started sharing his experience with his readers and has written many articles on letting agents.

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