Stepping Stones

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Conan Doyle Events

Tours of the magnificently restored home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Writer of the Sherlock Homes novels.


Undershaw, the home built by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to cater for his wife's increasing disability from tuberculosis, has been fully renovated and in September 2016 opened as a special needs school. We are celebrating the historical and literary heritage of the author of Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle's own fascinating life. Sir Arthur lived here for 10 years and wrote some of his greatest works including the Hounds of the Baskervilles.

Visitors are welcome to explore our unique building and there will also be an opportunity to enjoy the grounds.

Opening Times

09:00-12.00 on Saturday 4th May 2019

09:00-12:00 on Saturday 8th June 2019

Booking Details

If you are interested in attending on one of the days please contact our business manager to book your place, on 01428 609953.


Limited parking on-site with preference given to those with access needs. The building is fully accessible to all.

Additional Information

 Self-guided tours using materials provided by the school. Tours will take around 30 minutes

 How to find us: Stepping Stones School, Undershaw, Portsmouth Road, Hindhead, Surrey, GU26 6AQ



For further details

We welcome contributions and the support of anyone who has an interest in Conan Doyle or would like to support the school in celebrating his heritage.  This initiative is being organised and run by volunteers - community, staff and students.  If you are interested in supporting or helping please contact or on 01428 609953.