Guildford is Surrey's county capital. An old Saxon market town, it's located in a beautiful cleft in the North Downs on the banks of the gentle River Wey and boasts a modern university and an imposing Art Deco cathedral, which featured prominently in the classic horror film, The Omen. The historic and vibrant town centre revolves around a beautiful, cobbled High Street, the centrepiece of which is the iconic Guildhall Clock. Guildford Castle, which dates to the 11th Century, was a favourite haunt of King Henry III in the 13th century – it's free to visit the grounds and gardens, which make for a beautiful and tranquil picnic spot right in the middle of the town. Guildford centre has plenty of atmospheric alehouses, such as the Kings Head and the Three Pigeons, and the High Street and North Street form a busy shopping thoroughfare with many major retailers represented, plus quite a number of boutique outlets. 

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