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The Greater London town of Guildford has a population of approximately 80,000 people and is well known for its charming character and busy high street. Many consider Guildford a city because the town features a city of the cathedral that is found within the town but that isn’t the case. It is a common misunderstanding that all cathedral towns are cities because in the 1540’s King Henry VIII created six cathedral towns and awarded them all city status and it is often the case that existing cities will have cathedrals in place. UK towns are actually invited to apply for city status on certain occasions, usually prompted by a royal celebration and despite submitting these applications numerous times, Guildford remains a town.
The largest percentage of houses in Guildford are detached, 3-bedroom homes with 2 people or more in residence according to a 2011 Census. These statistics line up to the family-friendly atmosphere that Guildford embodies as well as being a fantastic location for commuters to choose thanks to its direct line into London Waterloo whilst still offering more space for residents in and around the beautiful area. Guildford also offers direct train links to Reading, Portsmouth Harbour and Redhill.
Around Guildford’s bustling high street, you will find a great selection historic landmarks distinguishing Guildford’s unique character as well as plenty of shops and restaurants to enjoy. Guildford castle, the Norman Style castle which was later adapted as a royal hunting lodge built by William the Conqueror, is one of these buildings that still stands.
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Those fascinated by religious architecture may be interested in historical tours which explore the details of the discovery of the remains of what is believed to be the oldest synagogue in Western Europe which was found under the High Street in 1995. The grandeur of the cathedral built in 1936 also attracts visitors who may spot the areas inside which were used to film some scenes of the horror classic The Omen were filmed.
The most notable landmark in Guildford is the 14th century, Grade 1 listed Guildhall which still stands intact today. The Projecting clock which was made for the front of the building in 1683 can be seen throughout the High Street by shoppers and visitors to the town.
Families and fun seekers can enjoy day of fun by visiting Guildford’s prize-winning Spectrum Leisure Centre where there is a choice to swim in a variety of pools, bowl, play laser tag, ice skate and use one of the numerous halls for indoor sports often frequented by local and elite sports teams. There is also an abundance of other activity venues to enjoy including the Airhop trampoline park.
Those looking for some more fresh air may head to Stoke park which features 50 hectares of green space, mini golf, a children’s paddling pool, a model boating pond as well as a fitness and skate park. Losely park also attracts many visitors to Guildford in its hosting of public shows, weddings, large parties, events and tours of the stately home also available.
The River Wey runs directly through Guildford and was one of the first rivers to be made navigable and open to barge traffic in 1653, connecting Guilford to Weybrigde and London. Visitors today can attend the visitor centre at Dapdune Wharf which tells the story of the navigations and people who worked on such barges as well as seeing the area where the barges were built and climb aboard ‘Reliance’, one of three surviving barges.