UK eGuide Kindle
 
 
Car hire
 

Guildford

 

 

 

Perched atop the chalk ridge of the Surrey hills, Guildford Cathedral is an imposing modern building, and is well worth a visit, especially as a contrast to the older cathedrals of England. Guildford Castle dates back to Saxon times, and the bustling high street  contains many historic buildings and sections of cobblestones. Specific buildings worth the visitor’s attention include the Guildhall, its Stuart clock overhanging the street, and St Catherine’s Chapel - reached by a short walk along the River Wey. Organised trips run along the river, and boats and canoes can be hired here, while for the less energetic a seat by the river is a peacful way to while away the hours.

Festivals drawing the visitor to Guildford include a festivals of books and music, and Farnborough International Airshow is held nearby, an extravaganza not to be missed for anyone with a passing interest in flight. The city runs guided tours, covering legends, ghosts and historical areas.  The RHS Wisley Gardens are a pleasure to visit, with many interesting plants and trees for those who like the outdoor life, and there are many other parks and National Trust properties in the locale, with views across the rolling Surrey countryside.

 

Guildford travel 

 

 
 
back to top