Guildford is the county town of the old county of Surrey, to the South of London.
It has a very attractive site, where the River Wey cuts a gap through the scenic North Downs.
The town is dominated visually by the red brick Guildford Cathedral, a splendid building completed in 1961, which stands majestically on top of a hill, close to the University of Surrey.
Guildford Castle is now ruined. It was built by Henry II in the 12th century.
The old town centre is clustered around the High Street, with a number of fine buildings and the Guildhall, with its well known clock projecting over the pavement.
Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby is available to lead Guided Walks around Guildford for groups.