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Guildford Castle Gardens

Castle Street, Guildford, GU1 3UQ - download town centre map

Use the top gate entrance next to the restaurant 'Como'. Our feather flags are outside.

By Road

Guildford Castle is located in the centre of Guildford on Castle Street. The nearest car park is Castle Car Park (multi-storey) on Sydenham Road, GU1 3RT. Allow 5 minutes walk from Castle Car Park.

There is FREE on-street parking available on the High Street and roads around the Castle after 6pm. (5 mins walk)

By Rail

From London Waterloo, Guildford Main-Line Station is a 35-minute journey (there are 4 fast trains an hour) with South West Trains. From the station main entrance follow signs for the Town Centre and High Street. Once in the High Street continue upwards, at the Guildhall clock turn right into Tunsgate Arch, and continue straight to Castle Gardens.

A slower train from Waterloo calling at all local towns en route (including Effingham, Claygate and Surbiton) stops at London Road station.

Both stations are a 10 minute (approx.) walk from the venue.

Guildford Cathedral

Stag Hill, Guildford, GU2 7UP Click here for map

By Road

There is easy access from the Guildford by-pass (A3). If approaching from London or Portsmouth take the exit signed to Cathedral and University. If approaching on the A322 or A323 from Bagshot or Aldershot, at the A3 roundabout take the exit signed to Portsmouth and turn off the A3 at the first exit (signed to Cathedral and University).

If entering Guildford from Horsham (A281) or Godalming (A3100), leave the central gyratory system at the exit marked Farnham (A31). After crossing the railway bridge take the first turning right into Guildford Park Road and continue along Madrid Road and The Chase for 3/4 mile. At the roundabout, take the fourth exit for the Cathedral entrance.

There is free parking for cars and coaches at the Cathedral.

By Rail

Guildford Railway Station is served by regular trains to/from London Waterloo and Victoria, Portsmouth, Reading, Gatwick Airport, Haselmere and Ascot. There is also a daily Cross-Country service to/from Newcastle via Birmingham.

Take the Guildford Park Road exit out of the station. Turn right onto Guildford Park Road, at Ridgemount turn right following the pedestrian signs for the Cathedral.

It is a 10 minute up-hill walk from the back of the station to the Cathedral.

By Bus

There is not a public bus route that comes up to the Cathedral; however, there are several routes that stop at the bottom of Stag Hill, leaving a 5 minute up-hill walk to the Cathedral.

Routes 3, 27 and 37 go through the University, the pedestrian route to the Cathedral from the University is well sign-posted from campus.

Routes 4 (to Guildford Bus Station past the Railway Station) & 5 (from the Bus Station past the Railway Station) go along Madrid Road to the bottom of Cathedral approach.