1.) Walk around the University of Surrey campus
2.) Do your Tesco grocery
3.) Pray at Guildford Cathedral
Guildford Cathedral- a place of welcome, worship, inspiration and engagement, also referred to as the People’s Cathedral, welcomes people of all ages. A modern cathedral with a truly remarkable story, The People’s Cathedral was completed through the generosity of thousands of ‘brick-givers’. Being the only English Cathedral dedicated to the Holy Spirit, emblems of doves and flames are visible throughout the building; on the handmade kneelers, the pillars, on the wonderful round window and the etched glass.
Not only is the Cathedral a place for daily worship but an attraction for those looking for a unique piece of architecture. The Grade II twentieth-century building is a precious part of our national heritage being the first modern cathedral conceived and built in the twentieth century with a simple aesthetic design and decoration.
Notably, the fusion of space , light and principles from Gothic tradition paired with twentieth-century construction techniques is a reflection of architect, Sir Edward Maufe’s idea to produce a design definitely of the time yet in line with the Great English Cathedrals.
4.) Do your shopping at The Friary Guildford
5.) Hike up to The Guildford Castle
Hike up Guildford Castle and head to the top of the great tower for a panoramic view of Guildford and the beautiful surrounding countryside. In 2003-2004 the great tower was conserved and the original crenelations and other features were discovered. A roof and floor were re-instated at first floor level, which has made the building more accessible to visitors. The tower contains a model of the original castle circa 1300, and interpretation panels tracing its history to the present day. There is a small gift shop on the ground floor of the castle.
6.) Go Fishing!
7.) Eat at Nando’s
8.) Visit the inspiration of Lewis Caroll’s Alice in Wonderland
9.) Cross over The Town Bridge
10.) Get out of Guildford
Other Places to Visit in Guildford: The Great Barn Wanborough, Guildford Guildhall, Guildford Houses and Gallery, Guildford Museum, The Medieval Undercroft, Rural Life Centre, Shalford Mill, The Spike Heritage Centre, The Electric Theatre, The Ghost Tour of Guildford, Glive, The Ivy Arts Centre, New Ashgate Gallery, Watts Gallery-Artists’ Village, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Airhop Trampoline Park, Albury Vineyard, Birdworld, Brooklands Museum, Bocketts Farm Park, Craggy Island, Cellar Wines, Dapdune Wharf, Denbies Wine Estate, Epsop Downs Racecourse, Go Ape, Guildford Lido, Guildford Spectrum Leisure Complex, Guildford Pop Up Village, Hogs Back Brewery, Kempton Park Racecourse, Mayfield Lavender, Sandown Park Racecourse, Surrey Sports Park, Wild Wood Adventure, WWF’s Living Planet Centre, Hatchlands Park, Loseley Park, Painshill Landscape Garden, Polesden Lacy, RHS Garden Wisley, Wey & Arun Canal Trust, Winkworth Arboretum.
Accommodations: Chessington World of Adventures Resort, Hogs Back Hotel & Spa Farnham, Holiday Inn- Kingston South, Holiday Inn Guildford, Hurtwood Hotel, Lavender, Puttenham Eco Camping Barn, and Thatchers Hotel.
Food and Drink: Gallery Cafe, Hectors on the Wey, The Keep, Komo Bar, The Star Inn, Stephan Langton Inn, YMCA Cafe.