Guildford town guide
Looking down from the A31 road on the Hog's Back, the view to the North East is dominated by Guildford Cathedral, rising out of the rolling Surrey countryside. With its traditional High Street, Guildford has managed to maintain a unique atmosphere, relaxed and cosy with some of the best shopping in the south east of England.
For the visitor interested in history there are guided walks around the town, or one could just stroll along the banks of the River Wey. The Wey was one of the first British rivers to be made navigable. It opened to Barge traffic in 1653. There are river boat trips available from the Guild ford Boat House in the summer months.
The cathedral dominates the town from its position on Stag Hill. It was consecrated in 1961 and designed by Edward Maufe, it can best be appreciated from inside where the soaring architecture and colour of the building create a sensation of light, tranquillity and space.
For the visitor with a hire car there is much of interest in the surrounding area. Nearby is the world famous Royal Horticultural Society garden at Wisley, covering 240 acres and with interest for the visitor year round.