Monday, 18 May 2015

Guildford Castle and the great outdoors

One more place to note on our whistle stop tour of Guildford. William the Conqueror (1066) built many castles and Guildford was a good spot to have one!  Here is the website with all the details about the Castle, do have a look and see all the changes that have taken place over the years.

Nowadays the site is a riot of colour with the wonderful planting around it.

There's the Cathedral in the distance.  Been there!  I'm standing at the base of the Castle Tower.


Around the town, I found these outdoor spaces.

This sundial marked 700 years since the coronation of Edward I (Longshanks) and his Queen Eleanor who spent some time at the Castle.

Sheep and sheep-like bushes!

Memorial garden to Artist GF Watts, who lived in nearby Compton, in the centre of town

Millmead Lock near the River Wey Navigations

Crazy clouds

Canoeists on their way on the River Wey
There is so much to see in Guildford, it's not only a shopping destination, or you can just sit by the River and watch the world go by.

Have fun.



  1. The planting looks gorgeous, especially the tulips, and I love the cloud formations - I'm a big fan of skies!
    Cathy x

    1. It was a bit different with all the white flowers with pale tulips dotted in between. :-)