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Glorious Guildford

Quaintly picturesque and brimming with tales from the past, historic Guildford - the gateway to the Swan Valley - will delight with its stunning sights and remarkable stories.

With its colonial buildings, convict history, antique stores, character pubs and village charm, Guildford, which is classified as a historic town by the National Trust of Australia (WA), truly has the feel of a bygone era. 

Guildford was one of three towns established during the founding of the Swan River Colony in 1829 and has been preserved beautifully. Today, visitors can enjoy a host of walk trails around Guildford that showcase the loveliness and history of the town. The River Ramble passes the historic Rose and Crown Hotel (built in 1841) and Padbury’s Store (1869), while the Stirling Square incorporates the best of the Meadow Street precinct including the Guildford Gaol (1841), the Courthouse (1866) and Taylor’s Cottage. There’s also the Captain Stirling Walk and the Town Walk to enjoy.

Feeling peckish? Glorious Guildford is filled with some seriously good restaurants, pubs and cafés including an award winning ice creamery, the iconic Alfred's Kitchen, historic pubs, tapas, Thai, Vietnamese, Italian, modern Australian fare and tea rooms offering tasty treats.

Shopaholics will love the James Street antique strip, which offers a colossal range of vintage and second-hand wares outside Perth. You’ll also discover specialty gift shops, galleries, premium garden centres, chic furniture and clothing stores.

Check out Guildford's ANZAC Heritage

Learn more about Guildford's fascinating ANZAC heritage, an initiative of the Guildford Association. Locate ANZAC homes within the Guildford townsite and access an online database that allows you to search for specific servicemen and discover more about their lives and war records. 

Guildford Heritage Festival

A Guildford Heritage Festival has been held over the past few years as a celebration of the rich history of this colonial market town but will not be running in 2018.

 

Guildford Jarrah

The courtyard studio of artisan Michael Smith, who crafts custom-built furniture.

Guildford Jarrah

Closed
0409 453 101
Gift Inn

An eclectic gift boutique at the eastern end of the Guildford shopping strip where you'll find something for everyone.

Gift Inn

Open today from 09:00AM - 17:00PM
0412 128 258
Woodbridge Hotel

If you’re looking for a fun night out with great tunes and a friendly atmosphere, it’s hard to go past The Woody.

Woodbridge Hotel

Open today from 10:30AM - 22:00PM
9377 1199
Goodwood Antiques

Quality antiques and vintage furniture from France, England and Australia.

Goodwood Antiques

Closed
0417 975 570
Alfred's Kitchen

There is nothing else in town quite like Alfred’s, Perth's longest-running roadside hamburger kitchen.

Alfred's Kitchen

Open today from 17:00PM - 23:59PM
9377 1378
Dr Russell's Imaginarium

Owner Phil Russell has gathered together an endlessly fascinating collection of quirky antique curio collectibles.

Dr Russell's Imaginarium

Closed
0416 152 227
Willing Coffee

Willing Coffee, an Italian-inspired coffee bar in Guildford.

Willing Coffee

Open today from 06:30AM - 16:00PM
Dutch Shop

A shop stocking the state's largest range of Dutch products.

Dutch Shop

Closed
6278 1888
Guildford Heritage Walk Trails

Established on what is virtually an island encircled by the Swan and Helena Rivers, Guildford is ideally suited to exploration on foot.

Guildford Heritage Walk Trails

Open today from 09:00AM - 16:00PM
9207 8899
George's Furniture Restoration

Longstanding outlet stocking a large and ever-changing variety of antique furniture and vintage household items.

George's Furniture Restoration

Open today from 10:00AM - 17:00PM
9279 4755
Guildford Milk Bar

Known for the quality of their coffee, owners Jack and Kelly pride themselves on offering value for money at their large, busy dining room.

Guildford Milk Bar

Open today from 06:00AM - 15:00PM
9279 6085
Cradle of the Colony

Learn more about the heritage of Guildford and the Swan Valley from the Cradle of the Colony Exhibition housed within the Swan Valley Visitor Centre.

Cradle of the Colony

Open today from 09:00AM - 16:00PM
9207 8899