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Plenty Of Places To Visit Throughout Guildford For Heritage Open Days

Published on: 6 Sep, 2013
Updated on: 6 Sep, 2013

St Catherine’s Chapel, village gardens and a glassblowing studio are just three of the activities you can enjoy during Guildford’s Heritage Open Days from September 12 to 15.

Heritage open daysThe national scheme offers visitors a chance to explore the borough and see places that usually charge admission or don’t open to the public.

Guildford borough’s lead councillor for tourism, Jen Powell, said: “Guildford is one of the best places in the country to enjoy Heritage Open Days. We have over 100 activities, talks, exhibitions and properties taking part.

“It’s not only churches and historic houses that open their doors – why not take a tour behind the scenes at the Electric Theatre or visit an eco project?”

New properties this year include the Bethel Chapel in Guildford town centre, Normandy Therapy Garden, Pirbright Village Hall and the Fox Corner community wildlife area at Worplesdon.

There are also a selection of old favourites including the Royal Grammar School, the Guildhall and a backstage tour of G Live.

Children under 10 can join in the special ‘sheep trail’ to find sheep hidden along Guildford High Street. Download a children’s trail at or collect one from the Tourist Information Centre, Undercroft or Guildhall on Saturday.

Guildford’s Heritage Open Days are organised by the borough council, Guildford Town Guides and The Guildford Society. The 2013 programme is supported by Thesis Asset Management.

Booking for some venues is advise  – for more information visit where you can download a copy of the event brochure. Brochures are also available from the Tourist Information Centre on the High Street.

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