Guildford Heritage Walk Trails

Guildford Heritage Walk Trails

Guildford Heritage Walk Trails
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Explore the history of our town - on foot. Established on what is virtually an island encircled by the Swan and Helena Rivers, Guildford is ideally suited to exploration on foot. To assist you in discovering the numerous fascinating historic buildings, lively characters and wonderful stories of this 'island village' three new heritage walk trails (with 35 interpretive panels) have been built. Each trail starts and finishes at the Old Guildford Courthouse (Visitor Centre).
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Tiger54B
Dublin, Ireland54 contributions
Oct 2012 • Couples
On a visit to Perth, we decided to spend some hours looking at the historic 19th century trading town of Guildford. It is just a 20 minute ride from Perth Central by rail. Just take the Midland line and pay less than $4 each way.

On arriving in Guildford, we exited the station and found a detailed map outlining the range of heritage walks that introduce the visitor to the history and architectural delights of the town. We covered the four heritage trails in a little over two and a half hours, stopping to read everyone of the well presented information panels along the routes. As a model for other tourism initiatives the presentation and signing along the heritage trails in Guildford are among the best we have come across - well done!

This is a very worthwhile side-trip for your visit to Perth, Western Australia. It will give you a context.

Do call to the Swan Valley Visitor Centre. This is the launch point for a range of day tours to explore the wineries further up the river.
Written October 15, 2012
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Inam K
Islamabad, Pakistan613 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
Located at the Midland line from Perth the historic town of Guildford offers opening to the famous swan valley as well as the heritage trails around the picturesque area.
Written September 22, 2017
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anhonestjoe
kent212 contributions
Jan 2011 • Couples
Plucked this place out of thin air for a visit, purely because it bore the same name as Guildford, in Surrey, England.
And there all similarities well and truly end.

Guildford is a small place with an authentic look / feel to it, from times gone by.
In fact in places, it seems time passed it by completely. (This is not criticism just honest observation).

We found some tourist info and followed a walking trail that led down to a river and over a bridge. Why did we cross the bridge? To get to the other side I guess because we didn’t find much on the other side, and so we crossed back again, and took shade for a while, under the bridge on the banks of the river.

As we hadn’t packed a picnic, we then headed back into town, and took coffee in a sidewalk cafe
The oven / cooking range inside the cafe was so ancient, I even went back in to take a photo of it ( sad of me I know) but I just couldn’t believe such a contraption could still be in use.
However the coffee, cake and service were nice, that is the main thing.

We felt we had just about explored everything of note in Guildford and so headed for the train back to Perth (and Kings Park).

Overall? Interesting I guess if you have nothing better to do, but glad we went anyway.
Written December 6, 2011
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howlaw
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Feb 2019 • Friends
Drive or bus or train (Midland line from Perth Murray street station) alighting at Guildford, not Guildford East). If by train, walk up the stairs at the station to get onto the bridge crossing the track, walking east. Upon leaving the pedestrian bridge you will find yourself in James street. Walk north up the shopping side pavement. You will pass a few casual restaurants and a couple of antique (sort of) shops. Also at 189 James street is Guildford Book exchange, which has a wonderful collection of books including Australiana and I have on occasions picked up some almost rare old books that I have not seen in years. There is the redecorated old Guildford Hotel which is worth a visit as it has been rebuilt after a major fire and is a very trendy eatery. A well stocked Dutch deli style shop tucked down a little road to the right is worth a visit. All this takes place in 300 metres. Back onto James street and a lovely green park is opposite. Stirling Square. A vintage car meet takes place there once a month and I have seen some stunning USA vehicles from decades ago. At the traffic lights turn left into Meadows and soon some old 19th century colonial buildings appear on your right. Explore them. Guildford is short on public loos but there are some in the old farm building complex. Around here Meadows changes into west Swan road, and you cross the beautiful Swan River over the original wooden vehicle and pedestrian bridge, now around 150 years old. Within 3 or so kilometers you will pass some wineries which you can visit. To go further up the Swan River area is easy from here but obviously a car is needed. Don't expect too much from your trip but Guildford offers an atmospheric change from Perth and is easily done on foot.
Written April 24, 2019
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Chinwagger
Santiago, Chile141 contributions
Jan 2017 • Couples
The trails around Guildford were easy to walk and a lot of fun. We travelled to Guildford by train from the city, it takes less than 20 minutes and for two of us just over $12. We walked the trails and eat this is a wonderful day excursion if you are staying in Perth and get sick of the beaches
Written January 18, 2017
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Sandra S
Perth, Australia727 contributions
Dec 2011 • Couples
Popped into the Visitor Information centre where we acquired a pamphlet depicting several walk options within the area. We chose
one of an hour duration, and after we stopped for a drink at the historical Rose and Crown Hotel. Menu looked good but as we needed to keep on the move we did not stay to eat.
Written February 4, 2012
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darkonprime
Perth, Australia7 contributions
One of our favourite spots. The nice mix of nature and old style houses make these walks extremely pleasant and enjoyable!
Written January 8, 2012
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POD521
Albury, Australia575 contributions
Aug 2019
There are four walks to choose from. All are along an easy flat grade, are well signposted and there an regular interpretative signs along the route chosen. There is a route guide available from the Visitor Centre.
Written August 15, 2019
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FamilyTraveller1012
Melbourne, Australia324 contributions
Sep 2018 • Family
With 3 teenagers in tow who aren’t quite as interested in history as I am, it was a real win to have this walk to do; which was long enough to be interesting, and short enough I didn’t have to deal with mutiny! The town itself is quite pretty, and the lady who helped us at the info centre deserves an award; really excellent
Written September 26, 2018
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sunbeamrn
Singapore, Singapore346 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
Do go on this self paced walk if you are a interested in the history of Guildford. If not , the walk will bring you to some interesting shops in town like cafe and antiques shop
Written August 28, 2018
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