Things to see and do - Guildford
Unmissable tourist sites
Guildford Travel guide
Guildford : Michelin's recommendations
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
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 t..
Castle Street GB - Guildford GU1 3UW
Beneath the solid sandstone walls of the 12C keep, almost all that remains of Surrey's royal castle, banks of flowerbeds provide spectacular seasonal colour. Jeanne Argent's sculpture, Alice Through the Looking Glass (1990) commemorates writer Lewi..
Castle Arch. Quarry Street GB - Guildford GU1 3SX
Mementoes of Lewis Caroll and of gardener and writer Gertrude Jekyll are included in the museum which traces the history of the city and its first inhabitants. Also note displays of Saxon coins, 17C jewellery and examples of Victorian needlework.
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..
Parkway GB - Guildford GU1 1UP
Prix Prices from : 58 £
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..
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..
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.
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'.
3 Alexandra Terr, High St GB - Guildford GU1 3DA
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.