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A new walk about the life of George Abbot, a Guildford boy who rose to national prominence at the Court of King James 1, becoming Archbishop of Canterbury. He is most remembered in Guildford for Abbot’s Hospital, the magnificent almshouse which he founded – still fulfilling its original purpose 400 years later.
Less well known is the significant role that he played during a turbulent period in English history. Join us to hear about the highlights and disappointments of his life and times.

Description: Theme walk – history
► A short walk from High Street to Upper High Street and back, you will visit locations in Guildford that were significant in Abbot’s life, including the Royal Grammar School, Abbot’s Hospital and Holy Trinity Church.

Meeting place:
► Tunsgate Arch, High Street (opposite the Guildhall).


Dates are as follows:

July: 4th, 25th


For more information and to book please click here 



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