Making a day of it in Guildford

Making a day of it in Guildford Making a day of it in Guildford
Visit Surrey’s 2011 brochure has more accommodation listed covering every type of accommodation from the Puttenham Camping Barn (sleeps 12 from £9 per night) to the 5-star Penny Hill Park hotel plus a range of country hotels and B&Bs.

Guildford Tourist Information Centre offers a free itinerary service to organisers, with deals of two destinations in one day from £12 per head.

Popular stops on itineraries are Loseley Park – stately home and gardens, and the setting for two episodes of Midsomer Murders. Guildford town centre is also popular with its vibrant shops, cafés, restaurants and wealth of heritage as well as Guildford Castle Keep, museum, Guildford House Gallery and the Guildhall. Meanwhile the River Wey offers walks and boat trips and Denbies Wine Estate, now also the home of Surrey Hills Brewery, offers a grape and grain tour.

Other attractions are Dorking market town with its vibrant antiques quarter, Painshill Landscape Garden, The Lightbox art gallery and museum in Woking and Clandon Park, a National Trust property and one of the UK’s most complete Palladian mansions with a secluded sunken Dutch garden and the only Maori meeting house in the UK.

Day visits can be tailored to specific interests: Heritage; Town and Country; Homes and Gardens; The River or Spa and Shopping.  

The Tourist Information Centre can also advise on coach parking facilities and places to eat.