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Small but Interesting

My wife and I stumbled across this little gem as we were shopping in Guildford High Street. The... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
Alton, United Kingdom
Guildford History Below The High Street

The Undercroft may be small, but as a snapshot of early Guildford history it makes for a... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2016
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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72 High Street, Guildford GU1 3HE, England
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Though this was a free attraction in the middle of Guildford High Street it was rather disappointing. Not much to see and smelled rather musty. Appeared to be staffed by volunteers, friendly and helpful. Wouldn't recommend this place.

Thank 648gerryw
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

The signs for it are on the high street but this 11th century wine shop is actually under the high street. Some period architecture and lots of information points describing all the displays inside this amazing cellar. Open wednesdays 2pm-4pm and Saturday afternoons.

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 9 June 2018

This is a secret find in Guildford. It is only open summer Saturdays and Wednesday afternoons and is barely known by the residents of the town. Hidden in the middle of North Street, this is a genuine undercroft - a medieval shop selling top quality...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

My wife and I stumbled across this little gem as we were shopping in Guildford High Street. The Undercroft is the cellar of a medieval wine merchant's shop, found down a flight of old steps beneath a shop - not for those who have any...More

Thank phinhall
Reviewed 10 May 2017

The Undercroft is a medieval cellar that used to be used by a wine merchant. It is only open on Wed 2-4 and Sat 12 -4 May - Sept. There is not much to see but if you are walking up the High Street when...More

Reviewed 17 September 2016

The Undercroft may be small, but as a snapshot of early Guildford history it makes for a fascinating visit. Used by various merchants and retailers over the years back as far as the thirteenth century. There are stairs down from the lower part of the...More

Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 16 September 2016

A most unexpected historical place to find in the high street, thought to have been built in the 11th century as a wine shop. Well worth a visit, and is free entry!

Thank Coopper29
Reviewed 11 September 2016

This is a grade 2 listed building dating from the 13C in the heart of the city and well worth a visit. It is considered to be one of the finest examples of such a feature in the whole of the country. On the recent...More

Thank Barry S
Reviewed 30 January 2016

Came across this by accident as it is not always opened (being run by volunteers) right in the high street this croft is very small but very atmospheric and one of the few left in Guildford. Not worth a special trip however, if you are...More

Thank jennywinter23
Reviewed 17 December 2015

Only open at limited times and staffed by knowledgeable volunteers if you are able to find time it is very interesting and right on the High Street.

Thank M D
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