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Castle Grounds

Discover the beautifully maintained gardens and stunning flower displays in Guildford's Castle Grounds.

Tulips at Guildford Castle

Alice Through The Looking Glass

The Green Flag winning Castle Grounds are Guildford's premier town centre park. 

An extremely vibrant and popular park enjoyed by everyone for its unique character and famous horticultural colour.

The Castle Grounds are free to enter but there is a small charge if you would like to visit the Castle Keep.

Dogs are welcome if kept on the lead.

To find out about events being held in the Castle Grounds during the summer months, take a look at our icon Castle Grounds Events 2017 brochure. [1.23Mb]

Take a look at Guildford's beautiful Castle Grounds and see the hard work that goes into creating the seasonal flower displays in this short video:

 

The grounds at Guildford Castle were opened as public gardens in 1888 to mark Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee of the previous year. The gardens are extremely popular, displaying an amazing array of colourful bedding, centred on the 11th Century Castle Keep. Other attractions include a life-size statue of Alice Through the Looking Glass, a historic bowling green, music concerts in the band stand, the town's war memorial and open-air theatre in the summer months.

Most parts of the Castle Grounds are wheelchair accessible but there are areas with steps and steep slopes particularly around the Castle Keep.

The Castle Grounds opening times are 8am to dusk throughout the year.

Address: Castle Street, Guildford, GU1 3UW