Town of Guildford, Surrey, England
Guildford, UK, Websites
Guildford Council website
Guildford, UK, Information
The historic town of Guildford is situated in a gap in the North Downs carved by the River Wey. It’s location and excellent transport links mean that Guildford has welcomed travellers for centuries.
Guildford is the County town of Surrey offering all the richness and amenities of a city, with excellent shopping and entertainment, but set in the heart of rolling countryside dotted with picturesque villages and a wealth of gardens and historic buildings.
The Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty encompasses much of the surrounding countryside, it is a rich and varied environment with opportunities for walking, picnics or just admiring the views.
The River Wey navigations, which run through the centre of Guildford, was one of the first rivers to be made navigable and Guildford later became an important staging post for travellers by stagecoach between London and Portsmouth, being midway between the capital city and coastal port.
Now proximity to the M25 (nine miles from Guildford via the A3), the major airports at Heathrow and Gatwick and a frequent rail service from London Waterloo ensure that Guildford remains a vibrant and cosmopolitan town, offering excellent facilities and easy access to both business and leisure visitors.