Walking Tours of Guildford

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Guildford is rich in history: a lot of fascinating people have associations with the town, such as King John, Lewis Carroll, and Alan Turing. It also has a medieval castle and many other fine buildings to discover.

A guided walk with one of our experienced and friendly volunteer guides is the best way to explore these places and hear the stories of how the town became what it is today.

When can I go on a tour and do I need to book?

From May to September, we put on several free walks each week, and no booking is required for most of these. Most walks take around 90 minutes. See our Schedule page for information on the dates & times for these as well as the two tours for which pre-booking is required.
Forthcoming scheduled walks - open to the public:
Wednesday, 1st May 201914:30Walk: The Guildford Story
Saturday, 4th May 201914:30Walk: The Guildford Story
Sunday, 5th May 201914:30Walk: Pubs and Inns
Monday, 6th May 201914:30Walk: Fakes and Originals
Tuesday, 7th May 201914:30Walk: Hidden Guildford
Wednesday, 8th May 201914:30Walk: The Guildford Story
Saturday, 11th May 201914:30Walk: The Guildford Story
Sunday, 12th May 201914:30Walk: Georgian Guildford
Tuesday, 14th May 201914:30Walk: Military History
Wednesday, 15th May 201914:30Walk: The Guildford Story

Summer season 2018 complete

Our main 2018 summer season of free scheduled public walks is now over and during that time we conducted more than 100 tours.

The Town Guides remain active through the winter months (October to April) and are available to provide interesting pre-booked guided tours for private groups or schools. If this would be of interest to you or any organisation with which you are involved, please contact us to find out more.

During the winter we will be detailing our 2019 programme which will be published early in the new year. We expect that our first free public scheduled walk will be on Wednesday 1st May, 2019. Please revisit this website nearer the time.

We do not ask for donations for our public scheduled walks or private walks for schools but for private group walks we usually ask for a donation of £5.00 per head. The money that we raise we then give to charity - we are all volunteers.
Walks and tours available for bookings
General Interest Famous People History Art & Architecture
The Guildford Story Lewis Carroll Medieval Guildford Art and Artists
Ghosts & Legends - early evening Kings, Worthies & Scoundrels Georgian Guildford Fakes and Originals
Pubs and Inns George Abbot Victorian Guildford
Hidden Guildford Alan Turing Made in Guildford - old industries
River Wey Leading Lights Military History
Mount Cemetery Oldest Street - the history of Quarry Street
For any further information please contact us.

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