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Guildford Castle

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Casual stroll round guildford

Stopped in at the castle and it was a very well kept beautiful place. Grounds were stunning and the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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Castle keep and gardens

We lived in Guildford for 15yrs and never visited the castle and grounds all the time we were... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2018
Camberley, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Visit Guildford Castle and head to the top of the Great Tower for a 360 degree panoramic view of Guildford and the beautiful surrounding countryside. Inside you'll find a model of the original castle circa 1300, and interpretation panels tracing its...more
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Castle Grounds Cottage Castle Street, Guildford GU1 3TU, England
+44 1483 444751
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I’m not sure why this is so highly rated. It’s ok and comprises of a single remaining tower. The free stuff is better than the paid for access part. They only take cash and prefer exact change. Not sure it’s worth the money. At the...More

Thank M L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in at the castle and it was a very well kept beautiful place. Grounds were stunning and the view from the top is incredible

Thank scorpian114
Reviewed September 9, 2018

We lived in Guildford for 15yrs and never visited the castle and grounds all the time we were there. Ok, so the castle is no more than the keep tower but grounds are well worth a visit - well kept and colourful. There’s also a...More

Thank nnmercman
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Went in to castle and saw the history dating back to 1066 the admission fee is really good value.we climbed the stairs right to the top of the tower what an amazing 360 degree view and the gardens are a fantastic to walk round well...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Good place to have nice time with family. you can seat and have picnic with your friends. Everywhere is green.

Thank Hasan A
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Really enjoyed here with my children on the 17th aug 2018. They are 2,5 and 10 and had a great time exploring the gardens. We didnt go in the castle or climb to the top but the gardens . were excellent and really beautiful flowers...More

Thank Hana-loves-rahman
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Been passed the castle many times and never been in. For a very reasonable entrance fee you get to see the story of the castle and Guildford, get to walk around and from the top you have great 360 degree views. Would recommend.

Thank marktW6919CI
Reviewed August 5, 2018

The castle is actually a ruin but you can walk around the grounds. The gardens are beautiful with plenty of well kept beds full of colourful bedding plants.

Thank Alfred J
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Lovely gardens. Dog friendly (on lead). Very quiet. Nearby coffee shops with outside seating and very dog friendly. A fine place to take a break while others shop.

Thank G M
Reviewed July 28, 2018

Guildford castle is a little gem! It's one of the most delightful places in the country. The castle itself is full of history, worth taking a look inside. The views from the castle are amazing! For me the best bit is the wonderful gardens! Always...More

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Jamie E
September 18, 2018|
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Response from scorpian114 | Reviewed this property |
I parked near the court and walked to the castle. Was about £1.50 per hour and took 20mins to walk there. I dont believe there is much parking nearby to the castle. But then again i wasnt looking for it :-)
June 17, 2017|
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Response from Pat H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry this is a bit belated, but I think the replies above have fully covered your query.
May 22, 2017|
Response from petertimpkin |
Surely you mean Henry the second not the first?