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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..
91 High Street GB - Guildford GU1 3DP
Located within the historic, cobbled high street of Guildford, The Angel Posting House offers individually furnished, luxurious rooms and four-poster beds, just 5 minutes’ walk from Guildford Rail Station. The spacious rooms at The Angel are named a..
75 Dorking Road GB - Chilworth GU4 8NP
Featuring free WiFi, a children's playground and a terrace, The Percy Arms offers accommodation in Chilworth. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. Every room comes with a flat-screen TV. Some rooms have a seat..
Parkway GB - Guildford GU1 1UP
Just off the A3 and around a mile from Guildford and London Road railway stations, the hotel offers 24-hour front desk, a bar, a restaurant and free parking. The Premier Inn Guildford has a convenient location, less than 1.5 miles from Guildford's t..
Gomshall Ln GB - GU5 9HE Guildford
Characterful 17C creeper-clad cottage with a cosy low-beamed interior and a pleasant terrace. Cooking has a classic foundation, with plenty of fish specials and game in season. The good value 2 course menu includes a side dish too.
The Street GB - GU4 7TE West Clandon
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.
274 High St GB - GU1 3JL Guildford
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.
3 Alexandra Terr, High St GB - GU1 3DA Guildford
The Street GB - GU4 7RY East Clandon
Charming 17C pub with a large garden where village celebrations are held. Four rooms feature open fires, faux-beams and bovine-themed pictures. Simple menus offer something for everyone, from sharing boards to a steak and ale pie.