Hotels in Godalming

    Godalming Details

    The town of Godalming is on the banks of the River Wey in Surrey in the United Kingdom. Guests staying in discount hotels in Godalming may be interested to know that author Bram Stoker chose the towns name for one of the characters in his classic Gothic novel, Dracula. Godalming is an old community that probably pre-dates Anglo Saxon times. In 1881 it gained international attention when it became the first town in the world to have publicly available electricity.When you venture out of your budget hotel in Godalming you will find that the town has many interesting attractions. More than 230 buildings have been listed as heritage sites. Godalming Parish Church has a Norman tower and an old Saxon chancel. The 19th century Town Hall on High Street is probably the most photographed building in the community. It is called the Pepperpot because of its distinctive cupola. There are many sites in the vicinity of Godalming that are worth a visit. The Wisely Garden is considered the flagship of the Royal Horticultural Society. At Polesden Lacy you can see an estate with a gorgeous rose garden and opulent Edwardian decor. The Guildford House Gallery is housed in a 17th century building and includes in its exhibits the works of John Russell. An 18th century mansion in Clandon Park houses the Gubbay Collection of antique furniture, carpets, textiles and porcelain. Nearby Birdworld has the largest collection of birds in the United Kingdom.