The grounds at Guildford Castle were opened as public gardens in 1888 to mark Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee of the previous year. The gardens are extremely popular, displaying an amazing array of colourful bedding, centred on the 11th Century Castle Keep. Other attractions include a life-size statue of Alice Through the Looking Glass, a historic bowling green, music concerts in the band stand, the town's war memorial and open-air theatre in the summer months.
Most parts of the Castle Grounds are wheelchair accessible but there are areas with steps and steep slopes particularly around the Castle Keep.
The Castle Grounds opening times are 8am to dusk throughout the year.