Visit the historic monument and head to the top of the Great Tower for a 360-degree panoramic view of Guildford and the beautiful surrounding countryside. There is a small gift shop on the ground floor of the castle. The grounds include extensive flower beds, fish ponds, a bowling green and several memorials and statues, and , in summer, an open air theatre. The paths are well surfaced and plenty of park benches are provided. The atmosphere is quiet and tranquil.
Access to the castle is via steep metal steps, the entrance door being some distance above ground level. Once entered, the first floor includes a visitor centre and exhibits including a model depicting how the castle would have looked in the 13th century, and interpretation panels charting the castle’s history from its beginnings to the present day.
Visitors willing to climb to the castle roof can obtain panoramic views across Guildford and the surrounding countryside from well-fenced visitor platform. Upon descending from the roof, visitors may wish to take a look at the small gift shop located on the ground floor where the usual merchandise such as guidebooks and postcards may be purchased.