224-226 High Street
|Monday||10:00 - 17:00|
|Tuesday||10:00 - 17:00|
|Wednesday||10:00 - 17:00|
|Thursday||10:00 - 17:00|
|Friday||10:00 - 17:00|
|Saturday||10:00 - 17:00|
|Sunday||11:30 - 16:30|
Rohan Guildford opened in 2005 and is located in part of the Georgian building, Somerset House. You’ll find Rohan Guildford is a three-floor palace with plenty of room to browse at your leisure. Built in 1965 for the Duke of Somerset, Somerset House was his place to stop over when travelling between Petworth and London. Now the building is split into three and is shared with an estate agent and Oxfam bookshop."
Guildford is rife with history. The cobbled High Street running up from the River Wey is relatively unspoilt and lined by a number of fine buildings. Many of the buildings present a Georgian face to the world, hiding an older core. One of the best examples of this is the Angel Inn - the only remaining coaching inn with records dating back to the 16th century.
Beneath the inn lies a 13th century under croft. Rooms within the inn are named after reputable people who have stayed at the Angel – Sir Francis Drake, Oliver Cromwell, Lord Nelson and his mistress Lady Emma Hamilton, as well as author Jane Austen.
The closest (and cheapest) car park to the store is York Road, or you can park right outside the shop for half an hour costing 80p. If you’d like to experience more of what Guildford has to offer, park in either Bedford Road (for the main shopping area), Millmead (for the River Wey and theatres) or Milkhouse Gate (for the castle and historic High Street) - all within walking distance of the shop.
Before you head off to explore the culture of Guildford, you’re going to need some fuel. Our staff highly recommend Top Table – a great place to get a doorstep sandwich, or Coffee Culture which is an intimate coffee shop in the picturesque Angel Gate.