The house and gardens of Loseley Park are something very special to see.
Terrible news. Clandon Park is on fire.
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Guildford has a little secret.
If you wander down one of the picturesque backstreets off the busy high street in Guildford, you’ll find one of Surrey’s most treasured historic gems.
2015 marks the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll spent a lot of time living in Guildford and he finished the second Alice book Through the Looking Glass during one of these stays in 1871.
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Clandon Park near Guildford, is famous for its imposing Venetian Palladian architecture, impressive Marble Hall and intricate stucco ceilings. So it may come as a surprise that it was once used as a military hospital. Indeed, visitors to the property, which the National Trust has owned since 1956, can now see a First World War operating theatre, which has just been recreated within the building to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War and the role that the estate played.
St Mary’s Guildford by Henry Pether (Image from Guildford Borough Council)
A local art exhibition has opened at Guildford House Gallery displaying beautiful images of Guildford past.
The collection includes paintings of the River Wey and atmospheric Surrey landscapes as well as ceramics from the borough art collection.Landscape towards Peaslake by William Hyde (Image from Guildford Borough Council)
Guildford House Gallery lends itself nicely to the character of the paintings as it’s such a lovely building, with a fantastic feature staircase, intricate ceiling design and charming panelled walls.
‘A Taste of Art’ is on until 22nd March 2014. Open Monday – Saturday 10am-4.45pm. Free Entry.
T: 01483 444751. Guildford House, 155 High Street, Guildford GU1 3AJ.