Guildford, commonly thought of as the capital of surrey is an ancient town South West of London on the edge of the Surrey Hills area of outstanding natural beauty. The River Wey runs through the heart of the town and continues to join the River Thames at Weybridge. The town centre is steeped in history, and its character and architecture have been well preserved to this day with a cobbled High Street, medieval castle and Victorian architecture.

The town boasts a good mix of high achieving state and private schools. 

Notable primary schools include:

Notable Secondary Schools include:

Central to the town is the vast open green space of Stoke Park, popular with runners, sports teams and dog walkers. Neighbouring Stoke Park is the Spectrum Leisure Centre which boasts a host of facilities from bowling alleys, an ice rink to a full-size athletics track.

 

The Rolling Surrey Hills on the outskirts of Guildford offer some of the best hiking, cycling and unspoilt countryside in England. A wealth of quintessential villages and communities border Guildford including Shere, Shalford and Ripley which all boast characterful pubs, shops and community facilities.

 

The banks of the River Wey boast a range of recreational activities from fishing and boating to picturesque al fresco dining and is a central feature of the towns landscape.

Guildford benefits from two train stations, Guildford main, and Guildford ‘London Road’ offering easy access to London Waterloo in approximately 35 minutes.

The A3 provides swift access to Elmbridge, Kingston and London to the North and West Sussex, Hampshire and Portsmouth to the South.

Guildford has much to offer both historically and as a modern cultural hub. The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre to the South of the town hosts productions performed by both big name actors and local theatre companies.  

G-live is a modern live music and comedy venue hosting big names the entertainment industry and something for all ages and eras.   

Guildford Castle and museum offer free entry and a fascinating insight into the history and development of the local area. 

 

Pubs and bars near Guildford Castle and High Street are popular for those who like real ales and a lively pub atmosphere. This is also a hot spot for Guildford’s best restaurants including the Ivy Brasserie, Thai Terrace, and the March Hare which are all critically acclaimed eateries. 

Bars and clubs around the Friary centre and Guildford’s one-way system offer a vibrant late-night economy more suited to those seeking a louder scene and the opportunity to dance the night away! 

Merrow & Burpham are popular suburban areas typically with a family orientated demographic, with a number of attractive housing developments and active local school communities. 

Stoughton and Worplesdon to the North of the town benefit from easy access to the centre and offer more affordable accommodation typically purpose-built flat blocks and 2-3 bed houses. 

Onlsow Village is a vibrant area with a younger demographic being close to both the town and Surrey University, and is popular with students moving out of halls and into the town. 

 

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