Welcome to Visit Wisley Places
The Walkfo guide to things to do & explore in Wisley

Visit Wisley PlacesVisit Wisley places using Walkfo for free guided tours of the best Wisley places to visit. A unique way to experience Wisley’s places, Walkfo allows you to explore Wisley as you would a museum or art gallery with audio guides.

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Wisley /wɪzli/ is a village and civil parish in Surrey. It is the home of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Wisley Garden. The River Wey runs through the village and Ockham and Wisley Commons form a large proportion of the parish. When you visit Wisley, Walkfo brings Wisley places to life as you travel by foot, bike, bus or car with a mobile phone & headphones.


Wisley Places Overview: History, Culture & Facts about Wisley

Visit Wisley – Walkfo’s stats for the places to visit

With 39 audio plaques & Wisley places for you to explore in the Wisley area, Walkfo is the world’s largest heritage & history digital plaque provider. The AI continually learns & refines facts about the best Wisley places to visit from travel & tourism authorities (like Wikipedia), converting history into an interactive audio experience.

Wisley history


Variant spellings of Wiselei (11th century) and Wyseleye feature in the feet of fines and similar rolls at Westminster and Lambeth Palaces. The phoneme ‘wiz’ is typically a person’s name a lea is another English word meaning meadow.

Domesday Book

Wisley appears in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Wiselei. It was held by Osuuold (Oswold) [of Wotton], whose main seat was Wotton. It rendered £3 in the feudal system to its overlords per year. Wisley Church was built in 1150.

Manorial descent

Wisley held the manor of Wisley when Domesday Book was compiled. The manor was subinfeudated by the later lords of Wotton. In the early 1200s, it passed from Roger de Somerey to Robert de Briwes, who leased it to Walter le Basle in 1243.

19th and 20th centuries

Wisley Airfield, a misnomer as it is within the bounds of Ockham, next to the junction of the M25/A3, had a 6,691-foot (1.27-mile) runway. Built towards the end of World War II as a flight test airfield for the Vickers aircraft factory.

Wisley geography / climate

Wisley gives its name to the intersection of the A3 Portsmouth Road and the M25 motorway, Junction 10. The village is equidistant between Cobham and Woking, in the Borough of Guildford. It is the home of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Wisley Garden.

Why visit Wisley with Walkfo Travel Guide App?

Visit Wisley PlacesYou can visit Wisley places with Walkfo Wisley to hear history at Wisley’s places whilst walking around using the free digital tour app. Walkfo Wisley has 39 places to visit in our interactive Wisley map, with amazing history, culture & travel facts you can explore the same way you would at a museum or art gallery with information audio headset. With Walkfo, you can travel by foot, bike or bus throughout Wisley, being in the moment, without digital distraction or limits to a specific walking route. Our historic audio walks, National Trust interactive audio experiences, digital tour guides for English Heritage locations are available at Wisley places, with a AI tour guide to help you get the best from a visit to Wisley & the surrounding areas.

“Curated content for millions of locations across the UK, with 39 audio facts unique to Wisley places in an interactive Wisley map you can explore.”

Walkfo: Visit Wisley Places Map
39 tourist, history, culture & geography spots


  Wisley historic spots

  Wisley tourist destinations

  Wisley plaques

  Wisley geographic features

Walkfo Wisley tourism map key: places to see & visit like National Trust sites, Blue Plaques, English Heritage locations & top tourist destinations in Wisley


Best Wisley places to visit

Wisley has places to explore by foot, bike or bus. Below are a selection of the varied Wisley’s destinations you can visit with additional content available at the Walkfo Wisley’s information audio spots:

Wisley photo Woodham, Surrey
Woodham is a suburban village in Surrey next to New Haw . It is contiguous with two suburbs of Woking: Sheerwater and West Byfleet .
Wisley photo BAC Concorde G-BBDG
G-BBDG (manufacturer’s serial number 202, known as “Delta Golf”) was the British development Concorde built for evaluation testing. Along with the French Concorde F-WTSB, the aircraft was used to enable sufficient testing to allow for the Concorde fleet to receive certification.
Wisley photo Painshill
Painshill is one of the finest remaining examples of an 18th-century English landscape park. It was designed and created between 1738 and 1773 by Charles Hamilton. The original house built in the park by Hamilton has since been demolished.
Wisley photo Foxwarren Park
Foxwarren Park, at Wisley in Surrey, was designed in 1860 by the railway architect Frederick Barnes for brewing magnate and MP Charles Buxton. It was then owned by Hannah Weinstein and chosen for films and television series including The Adventures of Robin Hood.
Wisley photo Burwood Park
Burwood Park is a private residential estate in Hersham, Surrey. It consists of approximately 400 detached houses dating from the early 20th century to the present day.

Visit Wisley plaques

Wisley Plaques 3
Wisley has 3 physical plaques in tourist plaque schemes for you to explore via Walkfo Wisley plaques audio map when visiting. Plaques like National Heritage’s “Blue Plaques” provide visual geo-markers to highlight points-of-interest at the places where they happened – and Walkfo’s AI has researched additional, deeper content when you visit Wisley using the app. Experience the history of a location when Walkfo local tourist guide app triggers audio close to each Wisley plaque. Explore Plaques & History has a complete list of Hartlepool’s plaques & Hartlepool history plaque map.