Discover Guildford

About Guildford


The University of Surrey sits on the edge of bustling Guildford, in the heart of south-east England, just a 40-minute train journey from central London.

Guildford is the county town of Surrey and offers a vibrant blend of entertainment, culture and history. Just a 10-minute stroll from campus, the town is an attractive, affluent and appealing location to live and work.

The campus is located within sight of the beautiful Surrey Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Dotted with pretty country pubs, local vineyards and National Trust sites, the hills encompass acres of rolling countryside that can be explored on foot or by bicycle.

Surrey Sports Park – part of the University of Surrey – is one of Europe’s premier sites for sport, health, well-being and leisure including a 50m Olympic standard pool, extensive gym and climbing wall.

From designer brands and luxury retailers to unique independent outlets, Guildford offers something for every style and budget, from beautiful boutiques and bustling farmers’ markets in cobbled streets to state-of-the-art covered shopping centres and quirky independent shops.

The area around Guildford is also packed with history. From Farnham Castle, built in 1138, to the spectacular stately homes of Loseley Park, Clandon Park and Hatchlands Park, there are constant reminders of the area’s rich heritage.

There are also fast and regular transport links to tourist attractions such as Stonehenge and Hampton Court Palace.

There are sports venues on the doorstep, including the tennis at Wimbledon, rugby at Twickenham and the many accessible football teams, both locally and in and around London.

Central London is easily accessible by train with its vast array of shops, theatres, restaurants and tourist attractions.

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