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Discover Guildford's Castle Grounds in the heart of the town.

The Green Flag winning Castle Grounds are Guildford's premier town centre park. An extremely vibrant and popular park enjoyed by everyone for its unique character and famous horticultural colour.

Take a look at Guildford's beautiful Castle Grounds and see the hard work that goes into creating the seasonal flower displays in this short video:

The grounds at Guildford Castle were opened as public gardens in 1888 to mark Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee of the previous year. The gardens are extremely popular, displaying an amazing array of colourful bedding, centred on the 11th Century Castle Keep. Other attractions include a life-size statue of Alice Through the Looking Glass, a historic bowling green, music concerts in the band stand, the town's war memorial and open-air theatre in the summer months.

Most parts of the Castle Grounds are wheelchair accessible but there are areas with steps and steep slopes particularly around the Castle Keep.

The Castle Grounds opening times are 8am to dusk throughout the year.

Address: Castle Street, Guildford, GU1 3UW

Last updated: 3 July 2015 14:22 PM