Guildford is a lively town with plenty to offer visitors, such as splendid historical buildings, leisure attractions and facilities, along with scenic surrounding countryside. There’s plenty of entertainment in the town, including G Live, where you can see a range of performances including music, comedy, dance, classical concerts and kid’s shows, along with many other events, and the Electric Theatre also has a good range of entertainment including music, comedy, films and family shows. If you’d like a meal out, then you’ll find a good choice of restaurants with a variety of international cuisines for different tastes, and there are plenty of bars and pubs for an enjoyable night out.
If shopping’s what you want, then you’ll have plenty of choice, such as at The Friary Centre with a large range of stores, along with plenty of other shops in the town, including well known names, independent shops and boutiques. The town is host to various business conference venues, including at G Live and the University of Surrey, and the nearest airport for international flights is Heathrow Airport.
Guildford Car Hire
Wherever you are in Guildford, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Guildford car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
Among the places you could visit in Guildford, here are some ideas:
This is a splendid manor house built in the 15th century, which you can have a guided tour around during the summer months. Visitors can admire the elegant rooms such as the Great Hall with fine wooden panels and carvings, beautifully carved fireplace and impressive gilded ceiling in the Drawing Room, along with fine art and furnishings, and you can also enjoy the delightful gardens with their colourful displays.
An elegant Grade I listed country house situated in lovely parklands, where you can come and see the rooms with interior features such as ceilings and fireplaces by architect Robert Adam. Visitors can view the Cobbe Collection, a large collection of historic musical instruments, including pianofortes and harpsichords, some of which were played by composers including Mozart and Beethoven, and there are also fine paintings in the house by artists including Sir Joshua Reynolds.
Here you can see many collections displaying Guildford’s past, dating back to prehistory, and includes social and industrial history. Exhibits include Bronze Age weapons, historic needlework, a 1920’s railway station model and Victorian toys.
You could visit this elegant Elizabethan Guildhall and learn all about the history of the building. You can see historic coats of arms, including that of Elizabeth I, and a sword from the 1500’s which is carried in Mayoral processions, 17th century Mayor’s Badge and chain, historic maces and silverware.
Come and have fun at this adventure park with many treetop activities and features including zip wires, rope bridges, and has three different courses, including one for younger kids. You can come for an enjoyable family outing, or perhaps for company team building.
This is a large leisure complex where you can enjoy numerous leisure and sporting activities, including ice skating, ten pin bowling, track and field athletics, football, squash, badminton, volleyball. There’s also a well equipped gym and a spa, along with a soft play area for young children.
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