Surrey is full of lovely villages and towns, but we don't often hear people talk about Guildford. This historic market town is packed with interesting things to see and do, and it's very pretty too.
We wanted to publish a guide about Guildford for anyone planning to visit in 2023, let's get into it:
Where is Guildford?
As we mentioned in the introduction, Guildford is located in the county of Surrey, England. It's about 31 miles southwest of London, and is often described as the gateway to the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
What is there to see and do in Guildford?
St Augustine's Abbey
St Augustine's Abbey in Chilworth near Guildford is home to a living community of Roman Catholic Benedictine monks, and is an amazingly peaceful and beautiful place to visit. The abbey is based in the Surrey Hills, and the grounds are very well-kept and wonderful to walk around. But it's a visit to the abbey itself which is really special - the public is welcome to visit and pray here, and people of all backgrounds are welcome. Learn more here - chilworthbenedictines.com