Guildford can be found in county of Surrey and is located approximately 43km southwest of London, making it easily accessible to visitors. The town dates back several thousand years and is thought to have originally been settled by Saxons. Guildford Castle is one of the most notable landmarks in the immediate Guildford area. The River Wey is also a popular site to visit and certainly makes for a nice walk. Throughout Guildford, visitors will find a host of shops, restaurants, hotels and inns to make their stay in this quaint and beautiful town more comfortable.
Guildford is a town that is located within the county of Surrey. Guildford is also part of the borough of Guildford. Guildford is the administrative headquarters for the region of the South East of England. Guildford is located about twenty-seven miles south west of London.
The town of Guildford has Saxon roots and the location of the town is probably caused by the existence of the gap between the North Downs where the Harrow Way fords the River Wey. By 978 the town had grown in such a vast way that is became importance for Royal Mint.
In 1974 there was pub bombings within Guildford that killed five people four of which were off duty soldiers from the local barracks. There were four people arrested and charged for these bombing and they became known as the Guildford Four.
Guildford has one of the most visited art galleries within the region of Surrey. The art gallery is known as the Guildford House Gallery as it has over one hundred and twenty thousand visitors every year. This gallery is located on the High Street of Guildford.
The building where the gallery is the old town houses and it dates back to the seventeenth century building so it is graded and listed. The Guildford Borough Council runs the town house. The gallery has its own collection of art, which includes works of Guildford and the local areas.
Guildford hosts a campus that is part of the University of Surrey. Guildford also hosts Battersea College of Technology, which was previously known as the Battersea Polytechnic Institute. The college moved into the town in 1966 and this when the town also received Royal Charter and this allowed it to award degrees.