Guided Walks of Guildford

Guildford Tourist Information Centre
Guildford House
155 High Street



Free Guided Walks

The Guildford Town Guides provide free guided walks in the town centre from May to September every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 2.30 pm and at certain other times. You can download the full 2019 programme here. 

Choose your topic

On a Guildford Story walk, you will discover how the town developed from its Saxon origins to become what it is today. Guildford Castle, Lewis Carroll's house, the Guildhall and Abbots hospital all play an important part in this story.

For something different, choose one of the theme walks. The Lewis Carroll,  Alan Turing and George Abbot walks look into the extraordinary lives of these Guildford celebrities. The Leading Lights is a walk that celebrates the creative spirit in Guildford. Other walks feature its industries (Made in Guildford), its Pubs and Inns, its Ghosts and Legends and tales of Kings, Worthies and Scoundrels. The 2019 programme is available from the TIC or you can download a copy here.

 Booking is essential for Alan Turing and Leading Lights walks due to limited places. Booking is advisable for other selected walks because of their popularity. These are clearly identified in the information leaflet and and the Guildford Walks website. 

Starting point

All walks start at Tunsgate Arch on Guildford High Street, except

·     Alan Turing walks start at G Live

·     Mount Cemetery walks start at the cemetery

Private tours

Private tours for booked groups of 6 or more are also available. Please go to Groups section for information on Group Visits, Student Visits and

If you are in town and there isn't a walk scheduled you can download the Hand Held Tours App and do the Historic Trail yourself.  (see link at the bottom of this page)