The Southeast Sights

Guildford Cathedral

  • Stag Hill Map It
  • Guildford
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

On a hilltop across the River Wey, this is only the second Anglican cathedral to be built on a new site since the Reformation in the 1500s. It was consecrated in 1961, and the redbrick exterior is rather dauntingly severe, even brutal (so much so that it was even chosen as a key location for the 1976 horror movie The Omen). In contrast, the interior, with its stone and plaster, looks bright and cool. The Cathedral has a lively program of events, including music recitals, art exhibitions, and is used as a performance venue by the local Shakespeare society on certain dates in the summer. Call or check the website for details.

Sight Information


Stag Hill, Guildford, GU2 7UP, England

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Mon.–Fri. 8:10–6:15, Sat. 8:40–5, Sun. 8–7:30

Published 08/18/2015


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