Guildford Castle

Guildford Castle: Hours, Address, Guildford Castle Reviews: 4.5/5

Guildford Castle
4.5
Historic Sites • Castles
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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 history to the present day. Opening times: April to Sept: 10am to 5pm daily (last admission 4.30pm). Oct and March: Saturdays and Sundays only, 11am to 4pm (last admission 3.30pm). Castle Grounds are free to visit and open all year from 8am to dusk. The gardens feature spring and summer bedding displays, unique each year, Victorian bandstand and passageways, pond, 17th century bowls green and Alice Garden. Bands play each Sunday in summer 2pm to 4pm. The Gardens have been awarded a Green Flag Award.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Sergeant
Borstahusen, Sweden291 contributions
A stunning castle, well maintained and worth a visit!
Sep 2021
What a beautiful castle located in a classic little town in Surrey. The Castle has a lot of history, dating back to 1066, and what is left standing is absolutely worth a visit.

The gardens surrounding the castle are your first sight of what is to come, beautiful maintained and clearly very proudly managed by the owners of the estate.

The castle itself is only available to walk around from the outside, there didn't appear to be any possibility to visit the inner elements, and sadly the council saw it fit to attach an ugly metallic stair-fitting to the rear of the castle which is surprising given the historical and protected status of this beautiful building.

Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area, and Guildford itself is a great little place to be with lots to offer to tourists.
Written September 20, 2021
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Joangp
San Antonio, TX6 contributions
Texan Family walk
Sep 2021 • Family
August 2021! A pristine garden. The Bowling Club was playing. Amazing group of young people. It’s very clean & beautiful sights high and low. The walking paths are clear, very good tar path. Beautiful patterns & gorgeous flowers. The Castle is maintained nicely. Worth a good walk, very hilly a d worth a walk to the top viewing perch. Wonderful views.
Written September 7, 2021
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Tweedy1938
London, UK150 contributions
Guildford Castle Gardens
Sep 2021
My wife and I were stunned by the Guildford Castle Gardens. A mass of seasonal flowers. Surely these gardens deserve an award? The whole of the area surrounding the Keep, was ablaze with colour! We were there on a visit with the U3A Redhill and Reigate Photo Group. Wow! what a subject. Lunch at The Kings Head topped the day off nicely!
Written September 5, 2021
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Alex Kennedy
49 contributions
Absolutely Stunning
Jul 2021 • Couples
This place is absolutely beautiful. It was so lovely to see people seated on the park benches, enjoying the scenery. I really loved taking photographs here because of the wonderful colours.
Written September 1, 2021
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Victor A
United Kingdom2 contributions
Definitely a must see place
Jul 2021
Definitely a must see place. I enjoyed spending time around it. No doubt it reminds me of romantic movies.
Written September 1, 2021
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Steve D
SeaTac, WA112 contributions
Worthy of a visit
Aug 2021 • Couples
Beautiful landscaped gardens. Never busy. Perfect for a little bit of quiet in a busy town. We’ll kept and manicured. Close to all the shops.
Written August 29, 2021
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Tine D
Godalming, UK237 contributions
Pretty
Jul 2021
Pretty and always well kept. Lots of lovely flowers from spring to autumn. Great view from the top of the castle over Guildford and surrounding areas. Benches to sit and enjoyed the grounds or have a picnic.
Written July 11, 2021
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Sarah C
Ashtead, UK873 contributions
Great views!
Jun 2021
Well, I'm ashamed to say after 30+ years of living in Surrey and visting Guildford on and off, I had never been to the Castle before. It's so central! I loved the park in the moat and it was very restful to sit and read on one of the many benches in the dell, surrounded by well tended flower beds.
The view fror the castle itself is stunning, across much of Surrey and beyond most likely. Certainly the Cathedral stood out in the hazy sun.
Worth a visit.
Written June 23, 2021
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skye2219
Guildford, UK220 contributions
Beautiful grounds
May 2021 • Friends
The castle grounds are beautiful and a great space to spend time with family and friends. The gardens are looked after and have a range of beautiful flowers, benches and places to walk. A nice spot to have a picnic too.
Written June 20, 2021
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jennifer p
10 contributions
Lovely and peaceful
May 2021
Nicely laid out gardens with places to enjoy the sun. Some formality but still places for little ones to run around. Nice statues both to remember fallen soldiers and the areas links with Lewis Carroll and Alice in wonderland/through the looking glass
Written June 2, 2021
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