Situated in South East England, in the County of Surrey, the county town of Guildford sits on the main route from London to Portsmouth. The importance of this geographical location was not lost on William the Conqueror who after the Battle of Hastings built an impressive and imposing castle overlooking Guildford and the famous Pilgrims Way.
The castle also provided a hunting lodge for King John and King Henry III who enjoyed hunting in Windsor Great Park, the edge of which reaches Guildford. The keep of the castle still stands as a monument to its colourful history.
Present day Guildford mixes the traditional with a modern vibrant outlook. The attractive old high street houses modern shops and department stores alongside living monuments to Guildford’s past such as the Angel Hotel, a traditional coaching stop on the road from London to Portsmouth, a museum and a very popular art collection comprising works by John Russell RA, in grade I listed Guildford House.
The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, hi-tech Odeon cinema and Spectrum Leisure Centre also point to a town well served in the arts, leisure and entertainment. Residents and visitors to Guildford are also well catered for in terms of a range of cafes bars and restaurants complimenting a modern bustling popular town.
Accommodation in Guildford and its surrounds is plentiful. There are large hotels and a host of smaller Guildford bed & breakfast and guest house lodgings. We focus here on the Guildford bed and breakfast market which has a long tradition of welcoming travellers on this important geographical highway.
Local knowledge of historical information and common tourist attractions make bed and breakfast accommodation in Guildford an attractive and cost effective option. Please click on any of our selection of Guest houses above for information on facilities, tariffs and availability.