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Guildford Castle

Closed Now: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Beautiful Grounds

Although it was raining heavily on our visit it was still beautiful and very peaceful despite being... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Surprising gardens around small castle

We were pleasantly surprised by the castle and particularly the gardens around the castle in... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2018
Christchurch, New Zealand
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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

It was so long since I'd been to Guildford, I'd forgotten it had a castle. This is probably because only one tower and some wall is left from the original. The surrounding grounds have been attractively landscaped as a garden. They are free and well...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank neiljf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although it was raining heavily on our visit it was still beautiful and very peaceful despite being in the town centre. We would have liked to stay longer so will return when weather is better!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Well kept castle grounds with stunning flower displays, the castle itself it a little underwhelming as it is just the remains although a nice place to see the views of Guildford from and take photos. The surrounds and castle altogether are quite small and a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LondonRex
Reviewed October 26, 2018

We were pleasantly surprised by the castle and particularly the gardens around the castle in Guildford. The remains of the castle are small and nothing special, so we didn't go inside. The gardens were very colourful and meticulously maintained. There was a charge for going...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank roaming_kiwi58
Reviewed October 25, 2018

.....although it is more like a tower situated amongst some nice gardens. The grounds are nice to walk around but wont take you long, but nor will the castle tower which is just £3.20 entrance. Its not overly tall though so whilst you get a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

As a lifelong student of William the Conqueror's buildings I was looking forward to visiting this castle. It really is only a she'll, with the downstairs having about 5 or 6 boards describing the history. There's then a flight of stairs to a room, which...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Spent the day exploring Guildford and what a surprise to have found a castle in town, great views and gardens a must if in Guildford.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jdeCarvalho
Reviewed September 30, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank M L
Reviewed September 17, 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Jamie E
September 18, 2018|
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Response from Hasan A | Reviewed this property |
on Sunday it is free. But there is not too much things to see. :)
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?