a station-by-station guide for UK tourist attractions


National Rail | station code GLD

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Guildford is a busy town on the River Wey with a steep High Street which retains its Georgian character. The modern Cathedral is set on a hill above the city, ¾ mile from the station. The Bus Station is ¼ mile from the Rail Station.

TI 155 High St. Tel. 01483 444333.

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Guildford Museum ½ mile

The history of Guildford and surrounding area. Highlights include Wealden ironwork, displays of needlework and items relating to Lewis Carroll. Admission free. Tel. 01483 444751.
Open M-S 1100-1700.

Guildford Castle ½ mile

An imposing stone tower keep containing an exhibition of the Castle's history. Viewing tower. The surrounding flower gardens are a public park. Tel. 01483 444751.
Open Apr-Sep, Daily 1000-1700. Mar & Oct, SSu 1100-1600. Gardens open daily.

Guildford House Gallery ½ mile

A 17th century townhouse with many original features housing changing exhibitions of paintings, prints and craftwork. Admission free. Tel. 01483 444751.
Open M-S 1000-1645.

Dapdune Wharf NT ½ mile (¾ mile via towpath)

Displays and exhibits tell the story of the River Wey and Godalming Navigations and the people who lived and worked on them. Boat trips available. Tearoom. Tel. 01483 561389.
Open Apr-Oct, MThFSSu (daily in Aug) 1100-1700.

Guildford attractions map

Claremont Landscape Garden NT by bus

One of the earliest surviving English landscape gardens, restored by the National Trust. Features include a lake, island, grotto, turf amphitheatre, viewpoints and vistas. Tearoom. Tel. 01372 467806.
Open Daily 1000-1800, closes earlier Nov-Mar.
Bus 715 from Bus Station to opposite entrance. M-S hourly, 46 minutes journey. Sun & BH every 1½ hours, 38 minutes journey. Operated by Stagecoach.
Bus 715 also operates from Esher and Kingston, or it is a 2½ mile walk from Claygate.

Wisley Garden by bus

Extensive gardens of the Royal Horticultural Society covering a wide variety of styles from ornamental to fruit and vegetable gardens. Restaurant, Coffee Shop and cafés. Picnic area near car park. Tel. 01483 224234.
Open Daily 1000-1800 (closes 1630 Nov-Feb).
Bus 715 from Bus Station to approach road, 25 minutes journey, M-S hourly, Sun & BH every 1½ hours. Use the footbridge to cross the busy A3 for the return bus stop. Operated by Stagecoach.
Bus 715 also operates from Esher and Kingston.

National Trust Holidays
National Trust Holidays
National Trust Holidays

Clandon Park NT by bus

A grand 18th century Palladian mansion. Collections of furniture, porcelain and pictures. The gardens contain a grotto, sunken Dutch garden and a Maori meeting house. Restaurant. Tel. 01483 222482.
Open Limited opening during restoration following a major fire in 2015, please see website.
Bus 479 from Bus Station to West Clandon crossroads (watch for traffic lights) then ¼ mile walk. M-S hourly, Sun & BH 2-hourly, 12 minutes journey. Timetable available from
Clandon Park is 1 mile from Clandon station.

Hatchlands Park NT by bus

An 18th century mansion with interiors by Robert Adam, set in parkland landscaped by Repton with open fields, ancient woodland and wildflower meadows. Large display of keyboard instruments in the House. Small garden by Gertrude Jekyll. Restaurant. Tel. 01483 222482.
Open Apr-Oct, House & Garden TWThSu & BH (also F in Aug) 1400-1700. Park open daily all year 1100-1700 (dusk if earlier).
Bus 479 from Bus Station to East Clandon, the stop is shortly before the main entrance off the A246 so watch carefully for the NT sign. M-S hourly, Sun & BH 2-hourly, 15 minutes journey. Timetable available from
Hatchlands Park is 2 miles by footpath from Clandon station.

Clandon map