Guildford

Properties and events in Guildford

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Abbot's Hospital

Abbots Hospital, High Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3AJ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Grade 1 listed building. Jacobean almshouse, still in use for its original purpose.

Albury Pigeon House

1 Weston Yard, Albury, Guildford, Surrey, GU5 9AF
In person
Pre-booking not required

Discover inside the unusual octagonal Albury Pigeon house, built in the 16th century when pigeons were used for food, and their droppings for gunpowder. Enter and see the potence (the rotatable access ladder) and the 649 pigeon holes.

Ash Museum

Cemetery Chapel, Ash Cemetery, Ash Church Road, Ash, Surrey, GU12 6LX
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Ash Museum is small and friendly, housed in a former chapel which is Grade II listed and has some beautiful stained glass windows.

Chapel Chats

Down Lane, Compton, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1DQ
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As part of our Heritage open days, The Watts Gallery's knowledgeable guides are available in the Watts Chapel to explain Mary’s amazing designs and inspiration.

Clandon Park House

Clandon Park House, Clandon Park, West Clandon, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7RQ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Clandon Park is unlike any other historic house you’ll ever visit. The fire at Clandon Park was the worst in the National Trust’s history. Discover the Trust’s plans for the house, which offer a unique X-ray view of how great houses were made.

Effingham Golf Club

Effingham Golf Club, Guildford Road, Effingham, Surrey, KT24 5PZ
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Experience the history of this magnificent building from Georgian times through to being the clubhouse to one of England's top 100 golf courses.

Effingham Methodist Chapel

Effingham Methodist Chapel, Chapel Hill, Effingham, Surrey, KT24 5NB
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Join us at Effingham Methodist Chapel for a Church & village history exhibition. Some local dinosaurs, fossils and meteorites. Crafts and quiz for children. RSPB display.

Guildford Castle

Castle Gate, 1 Castle Hill, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3SX
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At Guildford Castle, histora normannis will be there to show off how life in the 12th-13th century was like, with combat and shire court displays and living history displays.

Guildford Cathedral

Guildford Cathedral, Stag Hill, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7UP
In person
Pre-booking preferred

The Cathedral will have bookable free of charge Tours to visitors to help them learn more about the site.

Guildford Design Award Exhibition

131 High Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3AA
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Pre-booking not required

An exhibition of the winning projects of the 2023 Guildford Design Awards celebrating good design in the borough.

Guildford Quaker Meeting House (The Religious Society of Friends)

Religious Society of Friends, Friends Meeting House, Ward Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4LH
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Pre-booking not required

The Meeting House is a Grade II Listed place of worship, opened well over 200 years ago, in 1806. The building, replaces the earlier place of worship and burying ground across the other side of North Street on the land now called 'Quakers Acre'.

Hatchlands Park

Hatchlands Park, Hatchlands, East Clandon, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7RT
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Set in a tranquil parkland, explore this Georgian country house with its unusual collection of pianos including some owned by Chopin, Bizet and Elgar. Families will love the natural adventure area in the woodland with its treehouse and bug burrow.

Horsley Heritage Walk

West Horsley Place, Epsom Road, West Horsley Place, Epsom Road, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT24 6AN
In person
Pre-booking required

A guided group walk of one of the oldest villages in Surrey: with many old houses, some dating back to medieval times, the walk will explore both the heritage and beautiful countryside of West Horsley.

Lovelace Mausoleum

St Martin's Church, Ockham Road South, East Horsley, Surrey, KT24 6RL
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Visit the Lovelace Mausoleum at St Martin's Church, East Horsley

Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church

Lower Road, Effingham, Surrey, KT24 5AD
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Designed in the early English Saxon style and faced in flint, the church was consecrated by the Catholic Bishop of Southwark on 8 October 1913.

Puttenham Barn Bunkhouse - Visit!

The Street, Puttenham, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1AR
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Puttenham Barn is opening its doors to those curious about this hidden 250 year old barn. Saved from crumbling away, it is now an eco-friendly bunkhouse with a beautiful wildflower garden - all welcome!

Royal Grammar School Guildford

High Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3BB
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Book on day

The Royal Grammar School: Grade I listed building dating from the late 16th century with later additions. The Chained Library and Tudor schoolroom are open. Information relating to the history of the School is on display in the schoolroom.

St Lawrence Church, Effingham

St. Lawrence Church, Church Street, Effingham, Surrey, KT24 5LX
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Visit this Grade II* listed church, with origins in the 12th century. Sir Barnes Wallis, inventor of the “bouncing bomb” for the 'Dambusters Raid', is buried in the churchyard.

St Michael's Barn Church, Farley Green

Shophouse Lane, Farley Green, Rose Cottage, Hurtwood Lane,, Guildford, Surrey, GU5 9JP
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Nineteenth century barn consecrated as a church in 1930.

St Nicolas Church & Tower and Loseley Chapel

St Nicolas' Church, Bury Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 4AW
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Grade II* listed building. Chapel is the burial chapel of the More Molyneux family of Loseley Park. Talks throughout the day and refreshments available.