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.
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
- Guildford to London – 30 miles
- Guildford to the South Coast – 35 miles
- Woking to London Waterloo - 23 minutes
- Guildford to London Waterloo – 35 minutes
- Haslemere to London Waterloo – 50 minutes
- Dorking to London Victoria – 50 minutes
- Guildford to Heathrow airport – 24 miles
- Guildford to Gatwick airport – 28 miles
Times and distances are approximate