The Swan Valley's historical heart, Guildford, boasts pristine examples of European settlement buildings.

Established on what is virtually an island encircled by the Swan and Helena Rivers, Guildford is ideally suited to explore on foot. On the three Guildford Heritage Walks you will discover the areas numerous fascinating historic buildings, lively characters and wonderful stories.

Swan Valley Heritage Cycle Trail

The Swan Valley Heritage Cycle Trail takes in the rich history, interesting characters and natural elements of the Swan Valley. A stunning showcase of fresh produce stalls, pretty picnic spots, exciting galleries, and a host of world class wineries and restaurants, there are countless opportunities to enjoy an abundance of experiences. 

Guildford Heritage Walk Trails

The Guildford Heritage Walk Trails are one way to get to know the area’s history, and with flat grounds that are lush and green the walks are accessible to most abilities. Take your pick from four self-guided trails, each offering a history lesson, tales of colonial life and a rundown of the intriguing characters that have called Guildford home. See details of the trails below or download the brochure.

The Captain Stirling Walk

This walk features the gorgeous old buildings and mature plane trees of Guildford Grammar School and meanders past the beautifully restored Rose and Crown Hotel (1841) and Padbury's Store (1869). Highlights include various historic cottages, Woodbridge Estate, and Chapel of St Mary and St George - consecrated in 1914, and today one of the finestexamples of Gothic architecture in Australia. Follow the black markers. Walk takes approximately 20 minutes.

The Town Walk

This trail passes through the historic Meadow Street precinct and returns via the Guildford town centre. The Town Walk commences at the Guildford Heritage Precinct, some of the first governement buildings were constructed in 1841 and passes numerous historic buildings along the way. Highlights include Helena Street, art-deco style Guildford Town Hall (1937) and WA's oldest continually operating primary school. Follow the red markers. Walk takes approximately 40 minutes.

The River Ramble

This trail passes the historic Rose and Crown Hotel (1841) and Padbury's Store (1869), located in the Terrace Road business precinct. Walter Padbury is an important figure in the town's history - he was Guildford's first mayor. Highlights include Barker and Gull's Warehouse, Moulton's Landing and a series of heritage homes. Follow the blue markers. Walk takes approximately 30-50 minutes.

The Stirling Square Circuit

A shorter walk for those with less time, this trail incorporates the best of the historic Meadow St precinct including the Guildford Goal (1841), the Courthouse (1866) and Taylor's Cottage. Highlights include the Mechanics' Institute, the lovely tree-lined parkland of Stirling Square and the impressive St Matthew’s Church - one of WA's best examples of Gothic Revival architecture.

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