Guildford Guidebook
Scenic destinations

Places that are perfect for walking or for visiting beautiful scenery.

Guildford is renowned for it’s rolling hills and beautiful countryside. This alone creates any number of scenic destinations that are great for taking walks. However, there are also many picturesque places in Guildford that are worth a visit too, such as Guildford Castle, Guildford Cathedral and Watts Chapel.

As well as these stunning places, there are a number of beautiful mansions and houses that are owned by the National Trust and can be visited, such as Clandon Park, Loseley Park and Polesden Lacey.

Day time / family activities

Activities that a perfect for a day out, whether with friends or family.

In Guildford you are never stuck for day time activities, whether with friends or family. There are a number of entertainment venues, such as the Odeon cinema, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre and Electric Theatre.

If you like shopping, Guildford also has extensive shopping facilities, such as its two highstreets and the Friary Centre.

For those who like a day trip which is even more exciting and unique, there is the Surrey Hills Llamas and the Guildford Boat House. Here you can walk llamas through the beautiful countryside and even camp with them, or spend a day or a holiday on a boat on the River Wey.

Night life

All the bars and clubs that Guildford has to offer. Don’t forget MNG (Monday Night Guildford) when drinks are cheapest!

Guildford has three main clubs, Casino, Dusk and Flares, and many other bars and pubs to visit at night. Guildford’s has a place to suit everyone, whether it’s dancing all night to 70s music or the latest RnB, or drinking somewhere more relaxed where you can have a conversation.

Places such as The Boileroom, Fahrenheit 55 and the Tickled Ivory Piano bar even offer live music on certain nights! Although the other two are bars, The Boileroom is a music venue, so offers live music every night.

Even if you just find yourself looking for somewhere you know, there is a J D Wetherspoon in Guildford where you can drink and relax or watch sport on the TV screens.

Guildford’s attractions
A photo of a signpost in Guildford pointing towards the Castle and Museum and the Boat House. A photo of the old Friary Shopping Centre sign on the outside of the building. A photo of a 'pay here' sign above a parking meter.