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  • Adrian G
    henlow beds25 contributions
    Euston to Carlisle steam train and dining. Absolutely amazing day, food, drink, company, who we’d never met before. Scenery and Oh and the steam trains !!! xxx staff and the whole day was superb, thank you. We will return brgds Ade and Denise Gower xxx
    Written April 11, 2022
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  • Paul L
    Tonbridge, UK52 contributions
    This is a very special place and rarely have three hours passed so quickly. From the warm welcome, to the exquisite chapel to the excellent guides in the house and the gallery and ending with a perfect lunch it was a memorable experience all round. I had always regarded Watts as a rather gloomy Victorian painter. Now I know a lot better.
    Written May 15, 2022
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  • Norman J
    Woking, UK515 contributions
    Unfortunately, when we visited, the castle was closed although the website said was open. However, the gardens are a complete joy, excellent planting and in full bloom. Ideal place to sit and relax in the city.
    Written May 9, 2022
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  • scissorsister
    Billingshurst, United Kingdom193 contributions
    Amazing place, really worth a visit or a detour. Follow it be a visit to The Watts Gallery and tea room for a perfect day.
    Written March 4, 2022
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  • GlobetrottingViking
    Thatcham, UK2,346 contributions
    The most impressive part of visiting Hatchlands is the collection of instruments in the house. Mostly pianos and related keyboard instruments. For an extra £2.00 you can get an audio guide with recordings of many of these instruments.
    On the day we were there, a lot of repairs were being done inside and out. Refreshments in the coffee shop was not really pleasant with all the noise from the workers' tools. One part of the building is also covered in scaffolding, so not a great time to get good photographs of the house. Hopefully we will be able to come back when all the repairs are completed.
    There are lots of walking paths around the place, and some picnic sites.
    Written May 5, 2022
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  • cornishcat21
    Hampshire, UK47 contributions
    We visited on 25th April, the first day of their new season. The gardens are lovely, very well maintained with beautiful flowers. The gardeners are friendly and knowledgeable.
    The tea hut has moved to the White Garden, so now on hard standing and there is some cover if there is a shower. Glad to still have an option to buy food/drink outdoors. Good cup of tea and a choice of cakes, very pleasant staff serving. Limited choice of cold drinks if you don’t like the Fentimans range. The other choices are a child’s packet juice or water. The garden is not large, but is very relaxing and quiet. No gift shop on site any more.
    Written May 8, 2022
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  • S T C
    2 contributions
    Lovely walk along the river for the family, hidden gem in Guildford town. Weren’t offering river tours this time of year but will be back!
    Written January 21, 2022
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  • Jean Scott
    14 contributions
    This was my first visit to GLive and loved it. I saw Nathan Caton, a brilliantly funny comedian whose style is situational and observational comedy. A real joy to see him live.
    GLive is a lovely venue with two different Theatres/shows. They get some well known artists performing there; an excellent. Hooke to suit most tastes.
    My one disappointment was the bar uses plastic ‘glasses’ only, even for sitting in the bar area. I accept that glass unacceptable in the auditorium, but I have been served glass in other Theatre bars elsewhere. I have purchased a ticket for Lord of the Dance in June.
    Written March 25, 2022
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  • PuffinReviewer
    Godalming, UK9 contributions
    Wonderful that this place has been preserved..... the last"Spike" remaining in the UK.
    Brought to life by the extremely enthusiastic and interesting tour guide that we had. Short video to watch in addition. I learnt so much about how the poor and the destitute were treated .This Workhouse is a must visit for all ages from school children upwards.
    Written April 22, 2022
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  • paul19602013
    Brighton, UK772 contributions
    HIlly cobbled pedestrianised High Street with a wide range of shops and eateries.Plenty of historic buildings and a Old Town clock. Plenty of side alleys with shops and restaurants as well.Lovely place to visit.
    Written May 20, 2022
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  • The Countess of Onslow
    2 contributions
    However photo is not of Clandon Park !!!!! The photograph on Google maps for Clandon Park is of Clandon Park House !!!! Wrong place !!! Trip Advisor needs to sort this out !!!!
    Written October 1, 2021
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  • Hayley_SA
    Kitzingen, Germany55 contributions
    We went to the leisure pool, with all the slides. It's OK... But a pity that the queues for the big slides were so long. The slides are well suited to young children but it would help if there was more flow between the slides. It feels like you're always having to walk a really long way round to get anywhere. The biggest problem we had was the chlorine. I totally understand why it's necessary but I think in the end my 4 yr old daughter spent about as long afterwards crying as swimming, cos her eyes were so sore. I don't think we'll go back again.
    Written April 3, 2022
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  • Adele W
    1 contribution
    Sam was an excellent and funny tour guide, full of knowledge and made the whole experience funny and lighthearted. The vineyard is gorgeous, wonderful setting and well located. Best £20 we’ve ever spent.
    Written May 14, 2022
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  • Herbie-Green
    Guildford, UK1,999 contributions
    Saw the excellent Noble Jacks here - we may have been the oldest in the audience, but we do love this venue. Such an asset for the grassroots local music scene.
    Written November 20, 2021
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  • Millie024
    Llantwit Major, UK412 contributions
    I love the way that Guildford Cathedral is the archetypical ‘city set on a hill’ that cannot be hid, as if it were the city’s guardian. Indeed a golden angel sits on top of the tower, beautiful! Having fortified ourselves with the usual coffee and shop visit, we entered, a day late, as the previous day’s visit had been prevented by a service for the Judiciary, who we saw lining up in their full wigs on the steps. Met by a very pleasant welcomer who told us that the architect was influenced by Swedish design. The glorious and uplifting sight of the huge, light filled nave will remain with me. A short visit to the poignant children’s chapel, complimented by the garden of remembrance for children outside the cathedral , was another memorable feature.
    Interesting to read of the long period of time between the beginning and the end of the cathedral project, and of how it was partly paid for by a ‘Buy a brick’ scheme, to which the Queen and Prince Philip both contributed. This impressive building must be a massive expense to keep heated. I hope that it will last as have the medieval cathedrals.
    Written July 9, 2021
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