Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Being a Tourist in Guildford

It wasn't until my Granny came to visit me at uni last week, that I realised how few things I've actually done in the area! This is my third year living in Guildford, and as I’m finishing my degree in less than a week, it was also a good opportunity to tick a few things off my pre-graduation bucket list.



Another thing that’s great about having a visitor, is that they notice all the things you usually pass without a second glance. Like all the cool buildings you’ve walked past a million times, not even looking above the shop front.



The first thing we did was walk around the university campus. I love going to the lake on sunny days – luckily the weather was amazing both days she was here.



Once I had shown her where I study and live, we went for dinner at te, which was lovely. I’ve been to Côte a few times before, in Bristol and London, but I hadn’t even realised there was one in Guildford until the other day! The food is great, and pretty good value for the standard you get. The service was also amazing last week; we weren’t sure which wine to choose, so the waitress offered to bring us over a taster of each, which made such a difference to the evening.



The next morning we went up the Mount, somewhere I’d been meaning to go for a while, having seen people’s photos from the top. I’m so glad I got to see the view before I leave Guildford for good!




After going for some lunch we headed to the castle, which is another place I really should have been before now. There is a tiny museum in the bottom of the building, and  you can go up the tower for a small charge.






I really enjoyed walking around the grounds, it’s just a shame most of the flower borders were still empty – I bet it looks lovely when they’re full.











We finished off the day with tea and cakes at the Tea Terrace, which is on the top floor of House of Fraser. I love it in here, it’s so cute and the cake is great. Always a winner.






It was lovely to have a couple of days off being a tourist, but for now it’s back to essays!


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