Thought to have been built shortly after the 1066 invasion of England by William the Conqueror. In 1611, Guildford castle was granted to Francis Carter and remained in his family until 1813, when it was sold to the Duke of Norfolk. The Duke’s successor then sold it to Lord Grantley in c.1843 and his successor sold it to the Corporation in 1886. The castle was then laid out as public gardens.
In 2003, the stone tower keep was the subject of intensive conservation work and can now be visited for a small fee. Guildford Museum is situated in the Castle Arch.
Named number #6 out of the top 59 things to do in Guildford, visit Guildford Castle for a 360-degree view of Guildford and the surrounding countryside.
The Castle Grounds are free to enter but there is a small charge if you would like to visit the Castle Keep.
Dogs are welcome if kept on the lead.
Visit www.guildford.gov.uk for more info