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Dorking /ˈdɔːr.kɪŋ/ is a market town in Surrey, England, in the valley of the Pipp Brook between the North Downs and the Greensand Ridge 21 miles (34 km) from London. It lies between two hills, Box Hill and Leith Hill. In the Georgian and Victorian periods, seven foothills and slopes in the neighbourhood became grand country estates: Norbury Park, Denbies Vineyard, Betchworth Castle, Polesden Lacey, Wotton House and Deepdene. Dorking is a commuter settlement and has three railway stations. In 1911, it was described as "almost entirely residential and agricultural, with some lime works on the chalk, though not so extensive as those in neighbouring parishes, a little brick-making, water-mills (corn) at Pixham Mill, and timber and saw-mills." Dorking chickens with an extra toe are a major breed. Sand of fine texture and often in veins of pink, used for mortar and in glassmaking, was dug, particularly in the 19th century, and the Dorking Caves were excavated for this purpose under southern parts of the town centre.


If you are looking for travel information of Dorking in United Kingdom, you've come to the right place. Dorking is located at a short trip away from London a major city in United Kingdom. London, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like The London Eye, British Museum, Tower Of London. Also, to reach Dorking, you'll have to take a flight to London; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Tour packages of Dorking are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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Facts and Stats for Dorking*

  • Dorking: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Dorking for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Dorking.

    • Burglary and Theft 40 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 40 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 40 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 40 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 40 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 40 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 45 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 60 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 55 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 45 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 45 (Moderate)
  • Living in Dorking - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 57.81 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 88.3 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 31 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 36.11 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 14.26 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Dorking

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Dorking

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.12 USD
    • International Movie per seat 16.1 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 42.59 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 68.41 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 82.71 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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