Excellent river side tea break place
Well, if you want to have an excellent river side tea break place, go to the restaurant inside the Debenhams of Guildford. I cost a few pounds to have a tea break and sit beside the river and tree, a romantic spot over there. I really love to sit over there, reading and chat to my friends. There is another tea break spot, read my other tips.
Guildford’s most famous son is without doubt George Abbot (1562-1633). He was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1611 to 1633 and before that he was Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield and Bishop of London. He founded Abbot’s Hospital (almshouse) on High Street just opposite the Holy Trinity. He was buried at The Holy Trinity in Guildford where his tomb can be seen.
The oldest church in Guildford is St. Mary’s, i. e. the oldest part of it, the Saxon tower. A timber church was built on the site in the 600´s AD when the Saxon population converted to Christianity. In about 1050 the church was rebuilt in stone of which the tower survives, undoubtedly a Saxon work. This church is definitely worth a visit.
The Holy Trinity
The church of the Holy Trinity is the only large Georgian church in Surrey. The medieval church was destroyed when the tower and steeple collapsed in 1740, but in 1763 a new church was built. The Holy Trinity had the status of a cathedral from 1927 to 1962 when the new cathedral on Stag Hill was consecrated.
Guildford castle and castle grounds
Guildford castle, now in ruins, was the only Norman Royal castle in Surrey. It was built on the site of older Saxon fortifications and replaced a wooden castle of earlier Norman design. The imposing stone castle keep was built during the reign of king Henry II (r. 1154-1189). It was a favourite residence of Henry III (r. 1216–1272) and he always stayed at the castle when he went hunting in the neighbourhood. After his time it soon went into disrepair, and it was virtually in ruins by the end of the middle Ages. The castle estate passed through several hands, until it was laid it out as a pleasure garden, which was opened to the public in 1888. The ruins of the medieval castle were retained as features of the park. The castle keep, a landmark in Guildford, is not open this year (2003) due to major restoration work.
AM - or Anthony - Great sound from this singer/songwriter acoustic guitarist from Southern California. Another one who's name we shall be hearing more of!
I saw the Guillemots for the first time and boy did this guy look hot in his suit and hat! I reckon their sound is an acquired taste - not my fave band of the weekend.
Great Irish singer, loved his music. Never heard of him before but will remember his name after the performance he gave on Saturday!
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