Type:Towns & Villages
155 High Street
Tel: + 44 (0)1483 444 333
Visit Guildford, the historic and vibrant county town of Surrey, with its quaint cobbled High Street and wealth of attractions, it's a perfect destination for a short break.
Situated in the centre of the county of Surrey, within easy reach of Heathrow and Gatwick Airports, and with excellent rail links to London (40 minutes) and the South Coast (50 minutes), and served by M25, M3 and A3, Guildford is the perfect spot from which to explore the whole of South East England.
Things to do in Guildford
There are many reason to visit Guildford, it maybe for its historic heritage, its vibrant shops, or its wonderful location on the banks of the River Wey. Take a look at our guide to things to do in Guildford which lists some of the best things to do to inspire you to visit or search for all attractions in the Guildford area.
Eating out in Guildford
Guildford has somewhere to eat or drink for every occasion, a break from shopping in a cosy coffee shop, a catch up with friends in a real ale pub or a family meal in a restaurant. Check out the Experience Guildford website where you wll find an A-Z listing of all Eating and Drinking establishments in the Guildford. Guildford is a purple flag town - The purple flag is an accreditation process similar to Green Flag Award for parks and Blue Flag for beaches. It leads to Purple Flag status for town centres that meet or surpass the standards of excellence in managing the evening and night-time economy.
Where to stay in Guildford
Choose from a wide range of accommodation. Stay in the town centre, in a luxurious Guildford hotel or maybe a cosy Bed and Breakfasts in the one of the quaint surrounding villages. Whether you are here for a day, a weekend or longer, you will find plenty to keep you busy – so much so you will have to come back again and again.
Guildford Tourist Information Centre is on hand to help with anything you may need to know to make your visit to the area special. We can also cater for groups visiting the area with our free itinerary service.
Use the search box on the Events page to find what's on in Guildford this weekend.
Handy tip .... Take a free guided walk of Guildford (May - September)
Map & Directions
Guildford has excellent rail links to London (40 minutes) and the South Coast (50 minutes) and is served by M25, M3 and A3.
Let Travel Smart Surrey help you plan your journey to Guildford.
Guildford Car Park information
NEW - Guildford Live Car Parking Map - provides live parking space availability data for the vast majority of on street, off street and park and ride parking spaces in Guildford.
Guildford Park and Ride Information
If you have limited mobility and would like help getting around Guildford, Shopmobility provides manual and powered wheelchairs, powered scotters and attendant control power chairs to help you. Shopmobility Guildfdord can be found on Level 3 of the Bedford Road Car Park (3 Bedford Road, Guildford GU1 4SJ). Booking is advisable - 01483 453993
Public Transport Directions
Guildford Town has excellent rail links to Central London (35 minutes) and Portsmouth (55 minutes) as well as a direct rail link to Gatwick Airport. Trains from Guildford to London terminate at Waterloo Station.
To contact South West Trains, visit www.southwesttrains.co.uk
For general train times, fares, tickets and rail information, visit www.nationalrail.co.uk
- Guildford Video