What's special about Guildford? Guildford is a beautiful and historic town in the heart of Surrey, on the banks of the River Wey, and about 27 miles (43 km) from central London. The population of the Borough of Guildford is around 144,000, approximately half of whom live in the town. 

The town has a picturesque High Street at its centre, with historic setts (or cobbles) and beautiful architecture from many different periods.  The Borough of Guildford includes some of the loveliest countryside in England.  

Wine and history: the geology of the area has enabled Guildford vineyards to produce some award-winning wines, while its history has provided many fascinating buildings which one can visit, from Guildford Castle to aristocratic "stately homes" to churches to mediaeval homes.

What else? For more about Guildford see:

- its history

- the story of its twinning

- some of its artists

- its town Guides

- its vineyards

- things to do in Guildford