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Outstanding schools and a charming cobbled High Street, all enveloped by countryside

"Guildford Castle has beautiful landscaped gardens that are lovely in the sunshine."

Greg Nickson

"Flowing through the centre of Guildford, you can stroll along the banks of the River Wey and appreciate its charm."

Tim Pacey

"Breathtaking views across the Surrey Hills - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty."

Greg Nickson

What is your favourite place?

Where do Guildford locals go?

The Weyside

The best beer garden in Guildford overlooking the River Wey.

Top Table

A favourite for the lunch stop, with a great selection of sandwiches.

Guildford Castle

Visit Guildford Castle and head to the top of the Great Tower for a 360 degree panoramic view of Guildford and the beautiful surrounding countryside.

Coffee Culture

A lovely hidden independent coffee house serving the best coffee in Guildford!

The Friary Centre

Plenty of shops, restaurants, cafes and juice bars all under one roof.

The Electric Theatre

Home to many great stage shows and independent acts.

The Continental Café

A light and bright café in the centre of Tunsgate Square shopping centre.

Guildford Lido

Great for a dip all year round!


The best kebab house and restaurant in Guildford! The food is so fresh and nothing like the usual rubbish you get in a kebab shop...

The King's Head

Probably the best beer garden in Guildford over two levels. You will always be in the sun and to top it off, views over famous Guildford Castle.

Amor Amora

A delightful coffee shop with a terrace in the centre of Guildford.

The White House

Great sharing platters, selection of beers and a charming terrace by the River Wey.

Sir and Madam 2Go

Takeaway Thai food that does a cracking sweet and sour chicken!

Guildford's High Street

Take a nice stroll down the High Street. When you get to the end, you are greeted with plenty of pubs and restaurants to satisfy any taste, along with the River Wey walk.

The Wey Navigation

Picturesque spot for picnics and boat watching moments from Guildford Station.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Shalford, Jacobs Well, Bramley, Sutton Green, Worplesdon, Send, Mayford, Godalming, Hook Heath and St Johns

What do you love about Guildford?

Why do you find Guildford a great place to live?


"It's such a great escape from the bustle of London, with loads of green space around and a nice cosy atmosphere in the town."

January 2016


"Guildford Lido is always a winner, especially when the outdoor pool is open in the summer, and the Little Angels indoor play area is a great option for smaller kids. On top of this, there are also lots of country houses to explore and museums to visit."

February 2015


"We're surrounded by some fantastic pubs, including The Weyside next to the river in Guildford and The Percy Arms in Chilworth. For amazing views of Guildford and the North Downs, Thai Terrace is also a firm favourite."

February 2015


"What do you want from your ideal town? Great shops, theatre, countryside all around. Easy access to London by road or by rail And good links to motorways to take you further afield. A fine choice of schools from toddler to teen and a top university for the academically keen. A river, a castle, the Cathedral in view, cinema, hotels, a coffee shop or two. Live music and comedy, restaurants and pubs. A thriving market around the ... more

January 2015


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"Author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll spent his final years at his sister's house in Guildford and is buried at the Mount Cemetery."

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  1. About Guildford

    Guildford is the county town of Surrey, as well as the seat for the borough of Guildford and the administrative headquarters of the South East England region. It is situated 27 miles (43 km) southwest of London on the A3 trunk road linking the capital to Portsmouth. The town has Saxon roots, and likely owes its location to the existence of a gap in the North Downs where the River Wey is forded by the Harrow Way. The town grew enough in importance by 978 to be the Royal Mint. With the building of the Wey Navigation and Basingstoke Canal Guildford was in the centre of a network of waterways that aided its prosperity. Guildford is a bustling English town, with a High Street paved with granite setts (frequently referred to as cobbled), numerous shops and department stores. It is a market town with the market being held on Fridays and Saturdays. A farmers' market is usually held on the first Tuesday of each month.

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