Guildford Castle

Guildford Castle
Castle Street

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014


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Guildford Castle and Grounds

The Great Tower is now open after extensive renovation, including new floors and a roof which has made the building more accessible to visitors. The Tower contains a model of the original castle circa 1300, and interpretation panels tracing its history to the present day. There is a visitor platform on the roof offering panoramic views of Guildford.

Venue Type:

Castle or defences

Opening hours

April-September: Mon-Sun 10:00–17:00
October & March: Sat, Sun 11:00–17:00

Closed: November–February

Admission charges

Adults: £2.60
Concession / child: £1.30

Additional info

N.B The castle grounds are open all year round and admission is free.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Heritage Open Days 2014: Guildford Castle

  • 13 September 2014

Scheduled ancient monument. Important discoveries made during major conservation work in 2003 include the fact that the tower was originally lower in height. Following these developments, the first floor reception chamber has been re-floored and roofed for the first time in centuries, allowing a permanent exhibition display inside. The tower may be the only surviving building by King Stephen (1135-1154).


Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings.