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Godalming is a small town in England

My home town is fairly small ( takes about half an hour to walk from one edge to the other ) and is located in a river valley surrounded by hills .

London is about 40 minutes away by train and about an hour by car using the 'A3' highway .

Godalming Church

This is going to get complicated now, so prepare yourself, the church is located at the end of Church Street ...
and is close to the Star pub which features in the initial picture.

Godalming High Street

The High Street ( Main Street ) contains about 70 shops but Godalming is very well served in terms of bars, restaurants and coffee shops ...more than 16 in total.

For such a small town, this is unusual, and gives a 'sociable atmosphere' to the place.

This picture shows it very early on a cold Sunday!

The Pepperpot

Godalming's tiny town hall. Meetings take place in the upper section.

The 'pepperpot', as it is called, is visible at the centre of the preceding picture.

The River Wey

Just two minutes walk from the centre , the riverside walk offers views towards the residential hillsides and a clamour of ducks and swans.

During the summer black cows are scattered over the field behind the river.

Watts Chapel

A really 'special' place on a hill near Compton Village ... at the edge of the town.

Built by villagers of the village, in homage to the artist and sculpter of that name.

The Watts Gallery is nearby and displays his work.
An intimate, if somewhat chaotic gallery, with limited opening hours.

Charterhouse School.

Famous throughout the world, Charterhouse school offers a specialised education to those that can afford it !

The buildings ( in a neo-gothic victorian style ) are spread over a huge area on a hilltop at the edge of Godalming.

Many famous names are listed!

Another pub ...

The 'Withies Inn' is a startlingly beautiful rural pub with a roaring log fire in the winter ... and in the summer offers wonderful 'hidden' garden arbours ( surrounded by foliage ) which allow private discussions to continue late into the evening.
The pub is at the edge of Compton village which is 2miles ( 3 km ) from Godalming town.

  • Intro Updated Jan 14, 2005
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    Jan 1, 2007 at 7:54 AM

    happy birthday in happy new year,get free and peaceful in your days 2007

  • Janani's Profile Photo
    Oct 14, 2005 at 5:14 AM

    Godalming is lovely; I am surprised it doesn't come up as a destination in it's own right. Clever of you to put all the info here and a tip in the Guildford section!

  • ZenLady34's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2005 at 12:59 AM

    hi, I was on Mauritius this spring. Did no yoga I'm afraid. Regards!

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Jan 3, 2005 at 5:21 AM

    Compton Village!!!!! How very cool!

  • Jan 1, 2005 at 5:16 AM

    Many many happy returns of the day. Wishing you a happy birthday and great time. May 2005 bring wonderful travel experiences and happinesss to you. Greetings from India.

  • rachel_sun's Profile Photo
    Oct 29, 2004 at 8:08 AM

    One of my dreams is to visit Oz for a month and see the wildlife.

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    Oct 21, 2004 at 5:45 AM

    Hello and Welcome from Australia Take Care and Safe Travels

  • SangAji's Profile Photo
    Oct 18, 2004 at 2:00 PM

    hello, and i like your pix of roo or baby joey! had a smashing time with roos in aussie zoo...

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