The A286 heads north from Chichester and passes the little village of Singleton, which is a center for riding and hunting and is known for its open-air museum with reconstructions of English farmhouses from the 14th to 19th centuries. The road takes you on to the market town of Midhurst, with some fine medieval houses in Knockhundred Row.

At the prosperous county town of Guildford, stroll up or down High Street, one of the steepest streets in England, with buildings from the time of the Tudors and James I. East of Guildford, the A246 passes Clandon Park, a Palladianstyle house (1713-29) with a famous collection of furniture and porcelain. At East Horsley is another fine house, Polesden Lacey, a Regency villa with terraced gardens. Continue east and turn south on the A24 to Box Hill, a wooded chalk outcrop rising to 400 feet (120 m), giving superb views of the country.

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