Godalming is easily reachable from London by train towards Portsmouth. It has a small railway station and the walk to the town center is just about 5 minutes. The old town center has beautiful cobbled streets flanked by old antique shops, cafes, boutiques and pubs.
Godalming is a quaint village in Surrey countryside on the banks of River Wye, surrounded by green pastures, historic streets and some beautiful National Trust properties. Its an old market town which has its market square dating back to early 1800s. Interestingly it also claims to be the first town in the world to have got public electricity.
Did you ever imagine that this small village could boast so many laurels?
What to see in Godalming?
I did not visit Godalming only. My trip from London was to visit Winkworth Arborteum, a national trust property. On my way back to London, i spent an hour walking around the village.
There are quite a few things you can see and do in Godalming. Walk through its pretty streets and admire the old timber houses; Shop at the town center boutiques and enjoy a brunch at one of its fancy cafes.
Or sip a pint at one of its old pubs with traditional English setting.
You can also visit the Godalming Museum.
The Charterhourse school is located at a very picturesque location and has a long 400 years old history.
River Wye provides a beautiful scenery to this fairytale village and you can take a riverside walk.
Winkworth Arboretum is probably the most famous attraction of the town which draws visitors from all over the country. A national trust property of about 100 acres is a spectacle of colours in every season, especially in autumn the village is flooded with autumn watchers. Read about it on my post here.
I hope you enjoyed reading about this little gem in Surrey.
Further from here, you can visit Winkworth Arborteum which is around 2.5 miles from Godalming center. You also visit other neighboring villages of Milford, Busbridge, Farncombe or Witley.