Visit the vibrant market town of Guildford in the heart of Surrey to experience heritage, art and culture, alongside excellent shopping, local wines and ales, local food, and a range of events to keep you coming back time and time again.
Guildford is a town of festivals – the International Music Festival in March, the Surrey Hills Music Festival and Trinity Folk Festival in May, Guildford Summer Festival from June to August, Guildford Fringe in July, and the Guildford Book Festival in October all bring exciting events to the town to suit all ages and tastes.
The town centre has a rich heritage from the 12th century Castle Keep, to the Tudor Guildhall, Georgian art gallery and Victorian museum – and you can let the Guildford Town Guides take you on a walk back in time to explore the history – especially the town’s links with Lewis Carroll and Alan Turing.
Enjoy a walk by the River Wey or in the stunning Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – also famous for cycling as the site of Olympic Road Race.
Just a short distance by car from Guildford Town Centre you will find plenty of attractions to visit from Hatchlands Park, Loseley Park, Winkworth Arboretum, Dapdune Wharf, Polesden Lacey and Painshill Park. Art and Culture fans should make time to visit Watts Gallery and the artists village.
Evenings spent in Guildford give plenty of choice of places to eat and drink, many serving local produce. The Yvonne Arnaud theatre down by the river provides pre-show dining with stunning views and a varied programme of pre-West-End and touring shows. G Live has a capacity of 1000 seats (1700 seated/standing) and a varied programme of music of all genre, comedy and shows. Visit in the summer for a wealth of quality drama in quirky outdoor venues such as the Castle grounds or the Law College.
For more information contact: Guildford Tourist Information Centre
Tel: 01483 444333