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Find a great deal on Guildford car hire with TravelSupermarket and take a leisurely look at genteel England...
The past has painted a montage of loveliness on the town of Guildford. From its early Saxon roots to the present day, thoughtful visionaries have crafted the town’s unique and pleasing appearance. You can shop among the Georgian buildings of the High Street, peruse art in a former home from the 17th-century, capture the magnificence of the Guildhall on camera or climb the steps of Guildford Castle and see where the past meets the present across the townscape.
Located among the green hills of the North Downs in the south-east of England, Guildford draws visitors wanting to explore both the town’s historical assets and the pleasures of the countryside. Having a car at your disposal during your Guildford break makes it easy to journey among the peaks and valleys of this stunning region, where walking trails twist and turn through woodland and fields and lead to far-reaching views.
Before you head for the hills and the other attractions in and around Surrey, be sure to check out Guildford House Gallery, the famed Guildhall, and, when the weather makes swimming a little more appealing between May and September, dive into the Guildford Lido – an open-air swimming pool that has been welcoming bathers for decades.
Save money on Guildford car rental when you book in advance. You can compare prices by using TravelSupermarket’s search tool. Collect your pre-booked vehicle at a location in downtown Guildford and be on the road within minutes.
When you arrange car rental, Guildford becomes an ideal base from which to see more of England...
The splendour of nature has been preened and pruned to perfection in two nearby parks: Loseley Park and Clandon Park. The historic manor house at Loseley Park is just the tip of a horticultural iceberg and reached within only 15 minutes by road from the centre of Guildford. With foundations dating to 1562, the house is certainly splendid, though it’s the gardens that many come for. Equally enchanting are the open spaces of Clandon Park, which is a 15-minute drive to the east of the town centre. Highlights here include the Maori meeting house of Hinemihi, shipped to England in the 1880s after being buried in ash during a volcanic eruption in New Zealand. It’s an unexpected highlight of an otherwise traditional garden.
Within half an hour of Guildford by road are the racecourses of Sandown Park and Epsom Downs, both of which lie between the town and London. Horse racing and music events take place throughout the year at both courses.
You can also easily access the South Downs National Park during a Guildford stay. This diverse and glorious ribbon of English countryside is a mosaic of hills, castles, villages, and walking trails that traverse the southern coastline of Britain. You can be there in less than an hour when you set out from Guildford in your hire car.