Guildford is a historic market town in the heart of Surrey. It is an extremely popular home for commuters to Central London, thanks to its high-speed train connection to Clapham Junction and Waterloo. The A3 links Guildford with London and Portsmouth on the south coast.
Guildford is a fantastic shopping destination offering everything from recognised high street names in smart shopping centres to individual designer boutiques. The High Street offers metropolitan style retail therapy on its beautiful cobbled streets. A bustling market is held on Fridays and Saturdays with a farmers market on the first Tuesday of the month. For the sports enthusiasts, and families, the Guildford Spectrum is an award-winning multi-sports venue that offers four swimming pools, an Olympic size ice rink and outdoor athletics track.
The area is very popular thanks to the excellent education offered by Guildford's outstanding state schools including Guildford County School, St Peter's, King's College, Christ's College and George Abbot. Sought after private schools include The Royal Grammar, Tormead, Guildford High and St Catherines in Bramley.
Guildford is surrounded by the beautiful Surrey Hills and a number of pretty towns and villages. High-speed rail links extend to the picturesque towns of Godalming, Witley and Haslemere to name a few. There are a number of smaller towns and villages reaching further into the countryside within easy driving distance of these stations, all boasting wonderful rural living.
Guildford is located south-west of London, it's a county town in an area that's thought to have been settled as far back as Anglo-Saxon times. Guildford is home to its own cathedral, the University of Surrey, and also the Hospital of the Holy Trinity. The town has fantastic amenities and it's steeped in history thanks to its roots that span many centuries.
Guildford's high street is well furnished with shops - lots of high-end retailers have shops on the high street. A quick stroll around Guildford will take you past the likes of Armani and Hugo Boss - the famous department store House of Fraser also has a branch in the town. Guildford is seen by many as an exclusive area to live in, this is evidenced by the property prices in the area being amongst the highest outside of central London.
If markets are your thing, you'll be happy to know there's a twice-weekly street market, as well as a monthly farmers market. If you're interested in finding out about local attractions and other amenities the Tourist Information Office is a great place to start. Some of the key locations in Guildford include the Friary Centre, a statue of Archbishop George Abbot, and also Castle's Tower.
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