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A guide to… Guildford

15 November 2021 / Area Guides, Buying, Renting

With an array of popular high-street shops, a large choice of places to eat and drink and a local daily market, you can never be short of things to do in Guildford. The cobbled high street offers an abundance of boutiques, designer and high street clothes shops, jewellery, beauty and electronic stores.

If you are interested in culture, year-round entertainment including art galleries, theatres, live music as well as comedy nights are common place in Guildford.

For the outdoor types, the River Wey is a popular location for walks, cycling, rowing and boat trips, especially in the summer months. Equally popular is Pewley Downs which leads directly to Newlands Corner – a popular beauty spot not far from Guildford’s town centre. Newlands Corner offers panoramic views over the Surrey Hills and has paths leading to local villages such as Shere. Other areas of interest include the 11th Century Guildford Castle and the Anglican Cathedral Church of the Holy Spirit.

State Primary and Junior Schools in Guildford include Boxgrove Primary School, St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School, Burpham Primary School and Guildford Grove Primary School.

State Secondary Schools in Guildford include St Peters Catholic School, Guildford High School, Guildford County School and George Abbot School.

Private Schools in Guildford include Royal Grammar School, Tormead School and Rydes Hill Preparatory School.

Guildford is also home to the University of Surrey and the Academy of Contemporary Music.

Guildford offers its residents excellent transport links both in and around the local area as well as taking you towards London.

From Guildford station it takes approximately 35 minutes to reach London Waterloo. London is also only a 30 minute drive away via the A3. The M25 and A31, both major roads, are also within reach of Guildford. There is a busy bus station in Guildford, offering services in and around Guildford as well as to many of the surrounding villages and towns such as Woking and Aldershot.

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