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Guildford

2-3 Eastgate Court
High Street
Guildford Surrey  
GU1 3DE
United Kingdom
T: +44 1483 565171
guildford@knightfrank.com
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Tue 8.30am to 6pm
Wed 8.30am to 6pm
Thu 8.30am to 6pm
Fri 8.30am to 6pm
Sat 9am to 1pm
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Living in Guildford

Guildford, the county town of Surrey, and the largest town straddling the River Wey, has long since commanded a key geographic position directly between London and the south coast. Located in a gap in the North Downs you will find some of the finest countryside in England with large swathes of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

A bustling market town, Guildford has retained its granite paved streets which are now home to numerous boutique shops, department stores, cafes, pubs and fine restaurants.

It has bright, new, modern facilities but is also filled with historic beautiful buildings, a theatre and attractive parks.

Stoke Park is home to the Spectrum Leisure Centre, a national prizewinning sports centre that includes a variety of swimming pools, Olympic size ice rink, tenpin bowling, squash courts and an athletics stadium.

From its commanding hilltop position, Guildford Cathedral is an imposing landmark looking over this picturesque town surrounded by tranquil, unspoilt countryside.

With excellent state and private schooling in the area, superb amenities and good motorway and railway access to London, the South Coast, Heathrow and Gatwick airports, it is easy to understand why Guildford is considered such a highly attractive location.

Places of interest

  • Guildford Cathedral
  • Guildford Castle
  • Loseley House and Park
  • The River Wey
  • Winkworth Arboretum
  • Hatchlands
  • Clandon Park
  • Devil's Punchbowl
  • Waverley Abbey
  • Farnham Castle
  • RHS gardens at Wisley
  • Frensham Ponds
  • Leith Hill
  • Chobham Common

Local authorities

  • Guildford Borough Council
    Millmead House, Millmead
    Guildford
    Surrey
    GU2 4BB
    01483 505050
  • Waverley Borough Council
    The Burys
    Godalming
    Surrey
    GU7 1HR
    01483 523333
  • Mole Valley District Council
    Pippbrook
    Dorking
    Surrey
    RH4 1SJ
    01306 885001
  • Woking Borough Council
    Civic Offices
    Gloucester Square, Woking
    Surrey
    GU21 6YL
    01483 755855
  • Surrey Heath Borough Council
    Surrey Heath House
    Knoll Road
    Camberley
    Surrey
    GU15 3HD
    01276 707100

Property available in Guildford

Guildford and the Surrey area are home to some of the most prestigious properties in England.

Whether you are seeking quintessential English villages such as Chiddingfold, Shamley Green and Shere, offering large estates and rural calm, or a fine luxury town house in the centre of Guildford, Knight Frank can find the property that is right for you.

History

Founded by Saxon settlers shortly after the Romans left Britain in 410 AD, Guildford is set around the River Wey on a site where the Harrow Way crossed the river via a ford.

The ‘Guild’ part of Guildford’s name is believed to come from Gold and refers to the golden sand that can be found on the banks of this part of the river.

Historically the town was an important trade point between Portsmouth and London, originally the main industry being wool.

Although there are no documents about its early years, Guildford Castle was almost certainly built after the Norman Conquest in 1066. In the 14th century the Guildhall was constructed and remains today as a noticeable landmark that can be seen throughout the High Street.

Guildford remained relatively unchanged until the 19th century when in 1845 the railway arrived and industries included brewing, engineering and printing.

In 1961 the impressive Guildford Cathedral was consecrated, 25 years after the first foundation stone had been laid; building work having been interrupted by the Second World War.

Getting to Guildford

Roads

  • Guildford to London – 30 miles
  • Guildford to the South Coast – 35 miles

Rail

  • Woking to London Waterloo - 23 minutes
  • Guildford to London Waterloo – 35 minutes
  • Haslemere to London Waterloo – 50 minutes
  • Dorking to London Victoria – 50 minutes

Air

  • Guildford to Heathrow airport – 24 miles
  • Guildford to Gatwick airport – 28 miles

 

Times and distances are approximate

Schools

Private Schools

  • The Royal Grammar School
    Guildford
    01483 880600
  • Guildford High School
    Guildford
    01483 561440
  • Tormead
    Guildford
    01483 575101
  • Charterhouse
    Godalming
    01483 291500
  • Cranleigh School
    Cranleigh
    01483 273666
  • St Catherine’s
    Bramley
    01483 893 363

State Schools

  • George Abbot
    Guildford
    01483 888000
  • Guildford County School
    Guildford
    01483 504089
  • Godalming College
    Godalming
    01483 423526

Hospitals

  • The Royal Surrey County Hospital
    Guildford
    01483 571122
  • BMI Mount Alvernia
    01483 570122
  • The Nuffield Hopsital
    Guildford
    01483 5558000
  • Frimley Park Hospital
    Frimley
    01276 604604
  • St Peter’s Hospital
    Chertsey
    01932 872000

Theatres

  • Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
    Guildford
    01483 443900
  • The Electric Theatre
    Guildford
    01483 444787
  • Rhoda McGaw Theatre
    Woking
    0844 8717645