Godalming Area Guide
Godalming is located 5 miles south of Guildford and is bustling with life thanks to the students from the University of Surrey and the young professionals that favour it. The town is surrounded by stunning woodland and has a town centre full of independent shops and cafes, bars and restaurants. It even has its own museum – aptly named Godalming Museum – and several enthusiastic theatre groups including the lively Godalming Theatre Group.
Godalming is also popular with families for its excellent education and extensive leisure activities. Home to nine primary schools and two high schools, all rated “Good” or “Outstanding” by Ofsted, including the highly sought-after Broadwater School and Rodborough Technology College. Godalming also has a strong selection of independent schools, from pre-prep to sixth form, for day students and boarders; Prior’s Field School, Aldro School, St Hilary’s School and one of the first seven English public schools, Charterhouse.
For those pursuing Post 16 education, Godalming College offers a vibrant and inspiring learning community, with a proven track record of excellent results and is well placed to meet the needs of sixth form students in the 21st century.
Sip your tea and wait for your train in the Grade II listed building at Godalming Station, offering excellent links between London Waterloo and Portsmouth Harbour. If you want to travel further, Godalming is 30 miles from both Heathrow and Gatwick airports – with easy access to the A3 (taking you onto the M25 and to the rest of Britain’s motorways).