Guildford Guildhall


Type:Historic Site

High Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3AA

Tel: +44 (0)1483 444751

The Guildhall, Guildford


16th/17th century building of great historic interest, formerly a courtroom and Council Chamber. The ground floor is of Tudor origin. The building houses the Civic plate and many rare items. The Classical front of the building is dominated by a magnificent bracket clock made in 1683.

A stairwalker is available for access to the council chamber upon request. The Guildhall is available for private hire, please contact for more details.

Tours: Wednesdays at 15.30 (March to November). (subject to availability - please check before your visit)
Allow 45 minutes.

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Admission FreeFree



  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Induction loop system
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access - Portable ramp available

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Staff fluent in foreign languages ** (List of languages are separately given)

Languages spoken

  • French spoken
  • German spoken
  • Italian spoken

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 00:45
  • Booking essential
  • Groups Accepted - By prior arrangement.
  • Max group size - 50
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • No Smoking Attraction

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A3. Follow signs for town centre. Nearest car parking is Castle car park. The Guildhall is located on the cobbled High Street.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Guildford. Cross the bridge and follow the road round to North Street. Turn right into Swan Lane, then left into the High Street. The Guildhall is on the left.

Opening Times

Tours (5 Mar 2023 - 26 Nov 2023)

What's Nearby

  1. The Undercroft

    The medieval Undercroft on Guildford High Street is one of the finest examples in the…

    0.05 miles away
  2. Guildford Castle

    Guildford Castle features 2 model displays, and a viewing platform offering panoramic…

    0.13 miles away
  1. Guildford Museum

    Guildford Museum is a beautiful 17C building, adjacent to the castle grounds, housing…

    0.13 miles away
  2. The Electric Theatre

    The Electric Theatre is Guildford's local community theatre and is well known for its…

    0.22 miles away
  3. Stoke Park

    Situated between London Road and Parkway, Stoke Park is Guildford’s largest and…

    0.42 miles away
  4. Ivy Arts Centre in Guildford

    The Ivy Arts Centre is Guildford’s premium venue for world-class musical theatre, plays…

    0.76 miles away
  5. Guildford Cathedral

    Guildford Cathedral is a modern Cathedral with a beautiful interior and an amazing story.

    0.82 miles away
  6. AirHop Guildford

    Welcome to AirHop Guildford - ultimate bouncing fun for kids and big kids. Walk through…

    0.82 miles away
  7. The Surrey Explorer

    All inclusive guided bike tours of the Surrey Hills, only 35 minutes by train from…

    1.41 miles away
  8. St Martha's Church

    A beautiful church on the North Downs Way, it offers great views of the countryside.

    1.84 miles away
  9. Loseley Park

    Built in the reign of Elizabeth I, Loseley Park stands in ancient Surrey parkland with…

    2.05 miles away
  10. Newlands Corner

    Probably the best views in Surrey can be had from Newlands Corner.

    The woodlands…

    2.95 miles away
  11. Chilworth Gunpower Mills

    Located in the village of Chilworth, this Gunpower Mill is one of the earliest examples…

    3.16 miles away
  12. Farncombe Boat House

    Narrow boat hire plus rowing boats, punts and canoes. Riverside bistro.

    3.25 miles away
Previous Next