Britannia, Guildford

Local Attractions

The Britannia is a short walk from many of Guildford’s historic and cultural attractions - while those in need of retail therapy can head to the extensive shopping centre set around the attractive cobbled High Street nearby.

Guildford Castle

Believed to have been built shortly after the Norman conquest of 1066, the medieval castle’s Great Tower offers visitors a 360 degree panoramic view of Guildford and the surrounding countryside.

Distance from The Britannia: 7 minute walk


Guildford Cathedral

Designed by Sir Edward Maufe, the hilltop cathedral was built between 1936 and 1961, and is prominently situated on Guildford’s Stag Hill, overlooking the town and its University.

Distance from The Britannia: 19 minute walk


Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

One of the UK’s leading regional theatres, the Yvonne Arnaud offers a varied programme of entertainment including musicals, drama, opera, comedy and dance. Many of its in-house productions have transferred to London’s West End, and the famous ‘pub landlord’ Al Murray still occasionally plays here.

Distance from The Britannia: 3 minute walk


River Wey and Dapdune Wharf

The Wey was one of the first British rivers to be made navigable, and opened to barge traffic in 1653. The award-winning visitor centre at Dapdune Wharf tells the story of the navigations and the people who lived and worked on them.

Distance from The Britannia: 15 minute walk

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