Guildford Castle and grounds have received the 2020 Trip Advisor Travelers Choice award for 2020, placing the attraction among the best in the UK.

The Travellers’ Choice ‘Best of the Best’ is awarded across six different categories, ranging from hotels to restaurants and attractions. It is based on reviews and ratings made online and shared by travellers from across the globe; information that is used to spotlight the very best – the ‘Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best’ awards, celebrates them all.

Cllr James Steel, Lead Councillor for Environment says: “With Guildford Castle being recognised as a 2020 Travellers’ Choice award-winner, this places the visitor attraction in the top 10% of hospitality businesses around the world. The award is based on a full year of TripAdvisor reviews and prior to any changes caused by the Coronavirus (Covid 19) outbreak. It is not just feedback during 2019 that is important; all award winners are known for their consistently great traveller feedback. This award is testament to the dedication and hard work put in by the Council’s Parks and Heritage teams. It is always good to see the work and efforts of a team rewarded and it is especially appreciated at the present time, when our residents and visitors have enjoyed making the most of the green and open spaces that Guildford has to offer.”

The Trip Advisor Travellers Choice Award follows the 10 Green Flags awarded to Guildford’s parks and open spaces last year, further enhancing the borough’s status as one of the best places to live and visit in the South East. The Green Flag Award Scheme, run by Keep Britain Tidy, identifies beautifully maintained spaces which have the highest possible environmental standards and provide an excellent visitor experience. Guildford was awarded the most Green Flags in Surrey and the South East in 2019, ranging from town centre green spaces to traditional parks, heritage sites and nature reserves. Guildford is also the only town in Surrey and one of only 70 town and cities in the UK, to be awarded the Purple Flag for its safe and vibrant evening and nightlife.