Train travelling along the North Downs Line
North Downs in the Autumn
North Downs Line
Reigate - Guildford
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Plan your trip

From London Waterloo, take a South Western Railways service (Check times) to Guildford, arriving some 30 minutes later with a short walk to the bustling town centre. Guildford is an historic market town, overlooked by the 11th century Great Tower with excellent shopping and restaurants.

Returning to the station, visitors can board the two hourly service to the Surrey Hills, disembarking at Shalford, Chilworth or Gomshall to walk on the many heaths and hills that populate this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Gomshall station provides the gateway to the picturesque villages of Shere and Abinger Hammer, a little further is Albury with its unique chimneys.

Visitors could also take the more frequent service to Dorking Deepdene for a brisk walk or short bus ride to Denbies, Englands largest and most picturesque vineyard.

There are numerous walks in the Tillingbourne Valley accessible from the stations along the line. For more information please click here. The Tillingbourne Valley was one of the most industrialised in England during the 17th century. With approximately 50 waterwheels at its height, powering at least 24 mills and supporting more than 12 different industries, including weaving, tanning, iron-working, paper-milling and gunpowder production, the valley’s idyllic landscape held a significant legacy of cultural heritage.

Nearby heritage railways