Guildford is a charming historic city in the southern English county of Surrey. It features a variety of architecturally impressive buildings which date back many centuries. Visitors also have the opportunity to tour the traditional shops and observe the pleasure boats which navigate the River Wey. Evening entertainment is guaranteed at the great variety of restaurants, pubs and popular music venues.
Those of you with an interest in history should begin with a tour of Guildford Castle. This awe inspiring structure was built during the medieval period under the instruction of William the Conqueror. It fell into a state of disrepair in the 14th century. However, significant investment allowed for restoration of the stately rooms and magnificent gardens during queen Victoria's reign. You may take the opportunity to attend one of the musical concerts or theatrical performances which are regularly held at this site. Alternatively you may learn about the modern development of Guild ford’s spectacular cathedral.
You might enjoy a leisurely afternoon at one of the charming cafés which overlook the River Wey during a relaxing break in Guildford. Or perhaps you'd prefer to visit the Dapdune Wharf and learn about the people who lived and worked on the waterways in times past. It's possible to gain a fresh appreciation for Guildford's rural sites during a gentle river cruise. However, you also be tempted to take the challenge of a round of golf at Guildford's historic course.
The sporting action may continue at the Spectrum leisure complex on the outskirts of Guildford. This popular activity centre features an ice skating rink, swimming pool and tenpin bowling venue. Visitors also have the opportunity to watch the Guildford Heat and Flames playing competitive basketball and ice hockey.
You might be interested to hear that there are a variety of budget friendly bistros and luxury restaurants in Guildford. The local chefs serve everything from traditional Italian pasta to Argentinian beef and hearty English pies. You might also be tempted to try some of the locally sourced ales and wines at Guildford's characterful pubs.
So go ahead; book city accommodation through our wide choice of affordable serviced apartments and experience the many charms of Guildford.
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