One sunny Bank Holiday I was very lucky to visit the quaint village of Shere, in Surrey, England. Surrounded by stunning green landscapes and rolling hills, it was just the escape I needed from the hustle and bustle of city life. The town was simply wonderful, with half-timbered cottage houses, cosy gift shops and typically English countryside views everywhere I looked. It was such a quaint little town with many locals enjoying themselves by the flowing River Tillingbourne that Monday afternoon, a sight very typical in the summertime here.
Shere is also a very popular filming location with many successful films shot there over the years. I entered St. James Church where they filmed the wedding scenes in “Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason” (2004) and also “The Wedding Date” (2005). I’m a huge fan of Colin Firth and Dermot Mulroney, so that was a great treat. I also loved sitting in the pub “The White Horse” where Cameron Diaz and Jude Law once filmed the romantic comedy “The Holiday” (2006) and also seeing the place which is a favourite of George Clooney’s when he’s in town, the restaurant “The William Bray”.
Overall, I highly recommend all movie lovers wanting to unwind a little in the English countryside to travel to Shere. It’s a little gem of a village.