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Modern Guildford

In the 21st century Guildford is a bustling English town, with a High Street paved with granite setts often referred to as cobbles, and is one of the most expensive places to buy property in the UK outside of London. Top end shops such as Hugo Boss, Gant, Armani Exchange and Mappin & Webb can be found along the historic high street as well as department stores including House of Fraser.

Guildford has a general street market held on Fridays and Saturdays. A farmers' market is usually held on the first Tuesday of each month. There is a Tourist Information Office, Guided Walks and various hotels including the historic Angel Hotel which long served as a coaching stop on the main London to Portsmouth stagecoach route. and Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel. Guildford was voted the 9th best place to live in Britain in 2006 but slipped to 12th position in 2007, "largely due to the pollution produced by the numerous cars found on the roads". Guildford is the most attractive and safe shopping destination in the UK, according to the Eve Prime Retail Survey 2004 and ranked 27th in the country overall.

The National Trust run all year Wey navigation short and longer trips from Dapdune Wharf in the town centre, where there is also a visitor centre. The cinemas, theatres, galleries and other cultural attractions of the town stand out among other Surrey towns, Culture below. An arched and gothic restored medieval storage Undercroft in the High Street is open twice a week. Receiving many grants and local support, the relatively small Guildford Castle has a roof viewing platform, 2003-4 added floor, a model of the fullest original castle, and interpretation panels . Unusually due to the UK council's later tendency towards indoor swimming pools, Guildford has an Olympic size Lido May-to-SeptemberSurrey County Council's tourist pages - Guildford Lido, dating from the 1930s, that is open for public swimming or hired corporate entertainment.


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