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  • 1 Clandon Park Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

  • 2 Hatchlands Park Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    East Clandon

    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..

  • 3 City Centre

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    High Street

    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..

  • 4 Castle Grounds

    Nature and gardens

    st. Castle

    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 Lewis ..

  • 5 Museum

    Museums and art

    Castle Arch

    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.

  • 6 Cathedral

    Religious buildings

    Stag Hill

    Designed by Sir Edward Maufe and bult between 1936 and 1961, the cathedral overlooks the city from its dramatic setting on Stag Hill, an illuminated beacon at night.

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