Fodor's Expert Review Guildford Cathedral
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 and art exhibitions; it also is used as a performance venue by the local Shakespeare society on certain dates in the summer. Call or check the website for details.