The beautiful grounds of Stoke Park, Guildford that GuilFest calls home are only 10 minutes walk from Guildford High Street, one of the most beautiful in the whole of the UK, with picturesque cobbled stones, old buildings and surrounded by countryside.
GuilFest go-ers can pop in to town in between bands or even hire a boat and have a row on the River Wey running through the town. Guildford has over 300 shops, and is rated No.1 in the south-east of England. The town is consistently in the top five for designer fashion in the UK. For those who love to shop, Guildford is retail therapy heaven!
As one might expect, there is a vast array of eating establishments in Guildford, while the food stalls at the festival are of a very high standard, Guildford is ideal for a hangover-curing fried breakfast in the mornings. Entertainment wise Guildford has recently become one of the South's most popular places for pubs and clubbing. Venues can be found in the town centre to suit all tastes and lifestyles.
For those who aren't keen on the idea of dancing till dawn, there are two excellent theatres, The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre 01483 440000 and The Electric Theatre 01483 444789 both regularly host stand up comedy. Guildford also has a large ODEON multi-screen cinema. For information about film showings and times call: 0870 5050007.
Right next door to the festival site are Guildford Spectrum – Guildford’s excellent leisure centre that features indoor swimming, bowling, ice skating and a whole host of other activities; and Guildford Lido – a 50m outdoor swimming pool set in picturesque grounds.