Guildford Castle

Guildford Castle
Castle Street, Guildford
01483 444751
Region or country
England (South East & Isle of Wight)

Guildford Castle is thought to have been built by William the Conqueror, or one of his barons, shortly after the Norman invasion of England in 1066. Used as a Royal Palace, a prison and a private residence, Guildford Castle and grounds was sold to the Guildford Corporation in 1885. The grounds at Guildford Castle opened as public gardens in 1888 to mark Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in 1887. 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. There is a small gift shop on the ground floor of the castle.

What can be found at the venue?
Historic building or site
Does the venue have an online collections catalogue?
Details of opening for public access and / or research services
The castle grounds are open 8am to dusk throughout the year.
Entry to the Castle Keep: Adult - £3.50; Child - £2.00; Concession - £2.00; Family Ticket (two adults, two children) - £10.00; Under 5's - Free
Available services or facilities
Accessibility and disability arrangements / Covid requirements
The approach is on a steep slope-up, this is the castle mound;
 The ground floor entrance is level.
 Head height is low
 The first floor entrance is via external steps.
Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors; Guide Dogs Permitted; Ramp/Level Access
Other connected heritage sites, museums or archives
Guildford Guildhall, Castle Street.
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