Dapdune Wharf is located close to the centre of Guildford but you wouldn’t know it when wandering around the exhibits and walking the River Wey tow paths which are accessible from here.
The visitors area provides a very interesting display of the history of Dapdune Wharf and associated history of the Wey barges that were built here to work the navigation to London. The location also provides a pleasant walk along the tow path and a decent tea room when you return. And then if you have time there is the option of a very relaxing boat trip on the River Wey on an electric boat into the centre of Guildford that takes about 35 – 40 minutes during which you are given an informative talk from the driver on the history of the waterway.
There is a small charge to visitor centre for non NT members which I believe is £3.50 or around £9 for a family of four as children seemed to be well catered for with fact sheets to fill in and child friendly touch and feel exhibits in the various wharf buildings. Then if you want to take the electric boat trip into Guildford, that is an additional £3.50 to all (chargeable for NT members as well), but at less than the price that a pint subsequently cost me later in the evening in the riverside White House Pub that the boat serenely glides past when in the centre, it was well worth is.
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