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Things to do in Guildford

Guildford is a prosperous town with many great restaurants, cafes and upmarket shops. The town is sited on an ancient road that used to run from Winchester to Canterbury and across the River Wey at a natural ford. This geographic asset meant Guildford has been a well-to-do area for many centuries and was a way-station for kings, queens and other travellers of note.
Things to do in Guildford include touring historic properties mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, such as Hatchlands Park and Loseley House. Visit Guildford Castle in the centre of town which has a lovely flower garden. In nearby Compton, see the Watts Chapel, an Arts and Crafts chapel and cemetery that was designed by famous local artists and decorated with terracotta tiles made by the villagers. See the home of society hostess Margaret Greville, an illegitimate brewer’s daughter who ended up entertaining and befriending many an English royal at the Edwardian estate of Polesden Lacey.
Join the ranks of eminent travellers such as Jane Austen, Lewis Carroll, Oliver Cromwell and Samuel Pepys and discover for yourself the allure of pretty Guildford.

Best Guildford attractions

Where to stay in Guildford

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Holiday bungalow rental

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Child friendly
4-Star rated, 4 bedroom chalet bungalow with 2 bathrooms (en suite) is quietly situated 2 minutes from the centre of Guildford. Offering all the delights of the English countryside, yet within under-an-hour’s commute to the heart of London. Brand new kitchen, 50 inch  …see more

from £200 / night

£1000 - £2560 / week

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from £200 / night

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Holiday manor house rental

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
Great Tangley Manor a Grade I listed 11th Century Moated Manor house lovingly restored by Glyn & Anne Powell-Evans. The house is surrounded by beautiful Victorian gardens and is situated on the edge of the Surrey Hills. We are able to offer seclusion and tranquillity wi  …see more

from £980 / night

£4000 - £5600 / week

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from £980 / night

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Holiday barn in Shere

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
The Barn provides the perfect haven to get away from it all whatever the time of year either for a weekend or a longer holiday. Beautiful Oak beams, vaulted ceilings, the cosy warmth of wood burning stove and underfloor heating! Set in an idyllic peaceful location wi  …see more

from £170 / night

£1200 - £1500 / week

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from £170 / night

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Holiday studio with swimming pool in Shere

Studio 2 4 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Trinity House Garden Flat is a luxury, open plan studio/suite offering self catering, serviced accommodation. Set behind electric gates on a private equestrian smallholding with 12 acres. It has 3 large double doors opening on to a private patio with uninterrupted views  …see more

from £95 / night

£650 / week

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from £95 / night

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Apartment letting in Guildford

1 2 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly
A perfect solution short stays of one week up to 6 months. We are always striving to provide well maintained and high quality accommodation to offer total comfort throughout your stay. We also offer linen and towel change weekly. It will be ideal for those looking for a  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 / week

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from £60 / night

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Holiday camper van in Guildford

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
RetroCampervan have three beautifully restored classic VW Campervans for hire, Mano, Malibu & Peaches.All have been lovingly restored and offer a chance to experience real retro charm. They offer full self catering facilities, with enough room to sleep up to 5 peopl  …see more

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Holiday home in Bellfields

3 5 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
3 Bedroom Property; Medlar House in Guildford is a three bedroom house located less than 2 miles to town centre of Guildford and offers good quality accommodation on a self catering basis. It can be rented from one night to a few weeks and it is ideal for a group of peo  …see more

from £165 / night

£1000 / week

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from £165 / night

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Holiday chalet in Shere

1 2 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Le Chalet is a one bed self catering chalet tucked away in the owners' large garden. It is a modest accommodation yet is comfortably and stylishly furnished. There is a comfortable king-size bed, a living corner with dining furniture and armchairs, a shower room  …see more

from £45 / night

£280 / week

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from £45 / night

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Holiday narrowboat in Guildford

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
Box of Delights is a 60 ft narrowboat offering lots of home comforts, from radiator central heating (whilst enjoying a woodburning stove for that cosy evening in), memory foam mattresses, fully equipped kitchen with granite worktops, including microwave and filter coffe  …see more

from £250 / night

£1500 / week

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from £250 / night

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Holiday camper van in Guildford

4 4 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
Adventure Base Campers, hire the most versatile of campervans, the modern Volkswagen T5. As well as being stylish and fun our campers are economical, returning around 40 mpg from a modern turbo diesel engine, practical, with self catering facilities and comfortable, sle  …see more

from £100 / night

£595 / week

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from £100 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Guildford

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
Characterful and contemporary home surrounded by beautiful gardens and paddocks and a sanctury away from it all. The tucked away in one acre grounds in sheltered valley gives an open feel and feature lovely undisturbed views within the Surrey Hills. Ideal for holiday re  …see more

from £650 / night

£2500 / week

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from £650 / night

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Shere holiday apartment let

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
Beaufield Mews is a new, luxury two bedroom /two on suite bathroom flat in the center of Shere Village in The Surrey Hills. The ancient village of Shere is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is an ideal base for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and bir  …see more

from £130 / night

£945 - £1399 / week

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from £130 / night

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3 5 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £165 / night

£1155 / week

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from £165 / night

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2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Child friendly

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from £85 / night

£595 / week

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from £85 / night

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Cottage rental in Shalford

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Cosy cottage annex with log fire and exposed beams that sleeps two people in a double room. Located on the edge of Shalford village just two miles south of Guildford and in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Within walking distance there are good pub  …see more

from £90 / night

£500 / week

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from £90 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Shere

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
Holly Cottage comprises a former cattleman's cottage that has been comprehensively renovated and extended to provide a high quality contemporary living environment coupled with traditional country cottage features. Underfloor heating, 3 sets of bi-fold doors, doub  …see more

from £179 / night

£1100 - £1750 / week

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from £179 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge rental

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
The self-catering lodge has an open plan kitchen / sitting room area, 1 double bedroom, hall and bathroom (shower). Furnished in a contemporary style - stainless steel complements white washed wood. The kitchen has a fridge / freezer, ceramic hob, oven, microwave an  …see more

from £61 / night

£425 / week

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from £61 / night

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Lodge rental in Shere

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
A timber lodge located in a woodland glade in the peaceful Surrey Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty. A secluded setting giving access to miles of woodland and heath-land. Great opportunities for walking, biking and horse riding! Surprisingly rural though o  …see more

from £61 / night

£425 / week

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from £61 / night

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Holiday narrowboat in Guildford

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
A break away from the busy demands of everyday life, a trip on a luxury narrowboat on the scenic and quiet River Wey is the ideal solution. Very well appointed with granite worktops and a belfast sink in the galley, plenty of seating, a comfortable double bed with memo  …see more

from £250 / night

£1400 - £1500 / week

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from £250 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Cottage letting in Shalford

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
The Old Coach House is set in the gardens of a lovely family home in the heart of the Surrey Hills. Only 2 miles from Guildford with its mainline train service to London (35minutes). Shalford is a quintessentially English village complete with cricket pitch, village s  …see more

from £80 / night

£560 / week

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from £80 / night

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Holiday apartment in Guildford

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
Accommodation: Comfortable, up-to-date accommodation in light-filled, newly converted apartment with all amenities, this Guildford apartment includes living room, dining area, a fully fitted and equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, and bath with power shower. TVs in both  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 / week

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from £85 / night

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Holiday apartment in Guildford

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
Welcome home to a light and airy, spacious 1 double bedroom flat located on the top floor, with views over to Stoke Park. You will find masses of off-road parking for your car and if coming by train the local station is just 15 minute's walk away. If coming by car the f  …see more

from £65 / night

£455 / week

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from £65 / night

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Holiday home in Worplesdon

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
Delightful self contained 2 bedroom & 2 bathroom cottage in Surrey countryside near Guildford & Woking.Sleeps 5.Lovely garden, BBQ, kitchen. Walk to great pub and train station (30 mins to London). Lots of walking on the doorstep. Kitchen with all appliances, incl wash  …see more

from £134 / night

£977 / week

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from £134 / night

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