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Guildford is located at the convergence of trading routes and its wealth was based on the wool industry from the Middle Ages until the 17C. The elegant cobbled High Street, running down to the River Wey and towards the green slopes of the Mount beyond, demonstrates Guildford's 18C prosperity, when travellers crowded its coaching inns on their way between Portsmouth and London. Since the mid-20C, Guildford has also been a university town.
Tourist attractions Guildford : Things to see and do
GB - West Clandon GU4 7RQ
Remodelled in the 18C in the Palladian style, this originally Elizabethan manor house is now a National Trust property. The monumental marble hall with chimneypieces and ornate mouldings is a masterpiece. Family portraits embellish the elegantly deco..
East Clandon GB - Guildford GU4 7RT
Built for Admiral Boscawen in 1758, this house's interior is classic Robert Adam with a hint of French style (frescoed dining room). Its furniture, pictures and sculpture create an ambience of Regency elegance. The fine Cobbe Collection of historic k..
High Street GB - Guildford GU1 3AA
Just as in the 18C, the city is dominated by the Guildhall with its ornate projecting clock. Nearby Guildford House is an elegant late 17C town house with paintings from the Borough's art collection and a changing programme of exhibitions. Note the v..
3 Alexandra Terrace High Street GB - Guildford GU1 3DA
Prix Prices from : 80 £
Set in a contemporary glass-fronted building, this 4-star hotel is 1 minutes’ walk from the cobbled High Street of Guildford. An indoor fitness pool with Contra-Flow jets, and fitness centre are available in the health club. A flat-screen TV and a h..
Newlands Corner GB - Guildford GU4 8SE
Set in 9 acres of parkland with superb leisure spa facilities, the hotel is well placed for Guildford, Woking and the M25. There is free Wi-Fi in the lounge/bar area and free parking on site. The hotel offers comfortable en suite rooms with Freeview..
Egerton Road GB - Guildford GU2 7XZ
Prix Prices from : 49 £
With a modern leisure centre and swimming pool, The Holiday Inn Guildford offers spacious bedrooms with air conditioning. Just 3 miles from Guildford Castle, it features an international restaurant. The bright bedrooms at Guildford Holiday Inn featu..
3 Alexandra Terr, High St GB - Guildford GU1 3DA
The Street GB - West Clandon GU4 7TE
Smartly refurbished pub, with old beams, copper artefacts and open fires giving a clue as to its true age. The same menu is served throughout, offering sharing platters, light bites and more sophisticated dishes in the evening.
The Street GB - East Clandon GU4 7RY
Charming 17C pub with a large garden where village celebrations are held. Four rooms feature open fires and bovine-themed pictures. Simple menu offers something for everyone, from sharing boards or ham hock to steak and ale pie or a roast.
274 High St GB - Guildford GU1 3JL
The name stands for Carne Argentina Unica and beef reigns supreme; go for a steak, as it's what they do best. Staff are attentive, the atmosphere's lively, prices are reasonable and the surroundings, trendy and bright.
Gomshall Ln GB - Shere GU5 9HE
Attractive, creeper-clad, 17C cottage with a cosy, characterful beamed interior and a pleasant terrace. Cooking has a classical foundation, with fish specials and game in season. Be sure to try the 'Medley of Apple'.