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Reverend Charles Dodgson, a.k.a. Lewis Carroll, the author of children's classic "Alice?s Adventures In Wonderland", died in Guildford on January 14, 1898, and was buried at The Mount Cemetary (his grave is right by the church, very easy to spot). Although he did not spend that much time in Guildford, his family lived in a roomy house, "The Chestnuts", located next to the Guildford Castle grounds.
There are two Alice statues in Guildford: one is located near the river and illustrates an early scene from the novel "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" ("Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank [...] when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her"), while the second statue depicts Alice going through the looking-glass (that one is actually kind of scary looking, especially if you happen to have seen the movie "The Ring"!!). The second one is located on the Castle grounds and is a bit difficult to find: you have to go at the end of the bowling green and go down the few steps on the right that seem to lead nowhere - you'll end up at the statue.
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