"Guilfest - Annual Music Festival in Stoke Park" Top 5 Page for this destination Guildford by Mariajoy
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This isn't really a page about Guildford - I have only been here twice and each time we just drive through the town and out to Stoke Park.
I wrote this after last year's visit to Guilfest but this year it isn't strictly true - of course I can say I have been here 3 times now (or is it 4??) but the bit about "just driving through" is definitely not true at all because THIS year (2006) we stayed in the city centre in a YMCA and actually spent a couple of hours in the town! So, updates are required and will be made asap!
Guildford is a town in England much like any other - a high street full of *chains* - unrecognisable from dozens of others. It does have a nice river where we sat once and watched a bunch of chavs muckin about in the way that chavs do.
BUT... once a year it holds a brilliant music festival and Petra and I decided to do Guilfest again this year as Tom Baxter was playing and we think he is fabulous. So this page is more about the festival than the actual town.
This year the festival was bigger than ever with over 20,000 people. We were told by a friendly local cabbie that it has been going since 1992 but last year was the first time they had actually made a profit.
- Cons:It's a town in Surrey
- In a nutshell:Go to Guilfest
A sun hat is a good idea as there is very little shade to be had in the park. There are a multitude of styles available... more travel advice
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Written Jul 18, 2006
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