Britain By Car - A Motoring History

Guildford

A large town in South West England within easy reach of London, Guildford’s beautiful cobbled high street overlooks the River Wey and out towards the North Downs.

The town’s early importance grew as a staging post for travellers, being equidistant from the capital and the south coast. The construction of the Wey navigation and its link to England’s canal network secured the town’s development.

Guildford’s small castle, built shortly after 1066, contrasts with its contemporary, red-brick cathedral, perched high on a hill overlooking the town and modern university.