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Guildford /ˈɡɪlfərd/is a large town in Surrey, England, located 27 miles (43 km) southwest of central London on the A3 trunk road midway between the capital and Portsmouth. It is the seat of the borough of Guildford. Guildford has Saxon roots and historians attribute its location to the existence of a gap in the North Downs where the River Wey was forded by the Harrow Way By AD 978 it was home to an early English Royal Mint. On the building of the Wey Navigation and Basingstoke Canal Guildford was connected to a network of waterways that aided its prosperity. In the 20th century, the University of Surrey and Guildford Cathedral, an Anglican cathedral, were added. Due to recent development running north from Guildford, and linking to the Woking area, Guildford now officially forms the southwestern tip of the Greater London Built-up Area, as defined by the Office for National Statistics.

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Looking for travel information about Guildford? Explore the best travel advice on Guildford, United Kingdom. Guildford is located at a short trip away from London a major city in United Kingdom. Add London to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like The London Eye, British Museum, Tower Of London. Also, to reach Guildford, you'll have to take a flight to London; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Popular vacation packages of Guildford are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Guildford*

  • Guildford: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Guildford for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Guildford.

    • Burglary and Theft 40 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 40 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 40 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 40 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 40 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 40 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 45 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 60 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 55 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 45 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 45 (Moderate)
  • Living in Guildford - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 57.94 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 88.3 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 31 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 36.11 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 15.34 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Guildford

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Guildford

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.04 USD
    • International Movie per seat 15.65 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 47.82 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 74.99 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 80.43 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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