Godalming has existed since Saxon times. It was a wool manufacturing and trading center in medieval times, later followed by a substantial pioneering phase in tanning, leatherworking and related industries. There are still a number of light industries in the town, which also houses the UK headquarters of the World Wide Fund for Nature, formerly the World Wildlife Fund.
Godalming is served by South-West Trains on the London (Waterloo) to Portsmouth Line. There is a relatively frequent service throughout the day. Journey time is around 45 minutes to Waterloo on the semi-fast service. To pick up an express to Portsmouth, you often need to change in Haslemere. You can check connections and fares on thetrainline.com
From Guildford - 2 stations away - you can get a direct train to Gatwick airport in about 50 min. From Woking - 4 stations away - you can get a bus to Heathrow (50 min), and a direct train to Southampton Airport Parkway station (50 min).
• Parish Church which dates back to Saxon times
• Phillips Memorial and Gardens by the Wey
• Godalming Museum
• Loseley House
• Watts Gallery (in nearby Compton)
• Winkworth Arboretum
• Pepperpot building in the High Street
There are various small restaurants in around the High Street.