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“Nice bit of histrory kept alive by the National Trust.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dapdune Wharf

Dapdune Wharf
Ranked #13 of 63 things to do in Guildford
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London, United Kingdom
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853 reviews
394 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 645 helpful votes
“Nice bit of histrory kept alive by the National Trust.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

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.

Visited August 2013
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

A fascinating piece of our history, and a wonderful quiet place to relax. Wander around the site beside the River Wey Navigation, picnic in a lovely haven, or take a 35 minute trip in an electric boat, while the skipper explains about this unique piece of history. A gem of a find!

Visited July 2013
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“day on the river”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

setting in the middloe of a town quite stunning! Interesting for children to see how life was and can be on the river. Good value for money, nice place to take a picnic

Visited August 2012
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Axminster, England, United Kingdom
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“Relaxing visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

We found this on the off chance but so pleased we did.
A very interesting place and then a lovely boat trip up the River Wey, the boat driver was very good and told us lots of fun facts.

Visited July 2013
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Guildford, England, United Kingdom
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“Hidden along the river”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

This is one of those places very close to the centre of Guildford but hidden from view - if you don't know where it is or don't see the signs you will miss it (but of course there is the National Trust Handbook!). It is a small and simple place, quiet on the river. Ideal for a Sunday afternoon stroll, taking in the quirky nature of what this was in its now mostly forgotten industrial past. Learn a bit more about local history and how the River Wey was such a crucial element in Guildford's history. Once in a while, just go there and chill out!

Visited May 2013
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