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Godalming is an ancient English market town sitting on the River Wey, in Surrey, England.


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.

Get in[edit]

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

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).

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• 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

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There are various small restaurants in around the High Street.

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  • Heath House, Alldens Lane, Godalming GU8 4AP, 01483-416961, [1]. Situated in a quiet lane, surrounded by beautiful countryside. 2 doubles, 1 twin. Rated 5 stars. From £60.  edit

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