Godalming in Surrey lies among wooded hills, in the meadows beside the River Wey, four miles from Guildford. Around 21,000 people live in Godalming. The town has a direct rail link to London Waterloo and is handy for Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
The narrow streets contain many historic timber-framed buildings. The key landmark is the Pepperpot, Godalming's former town hall, complete with clock tower. Local attractions are the Godalming Museum, Hatch Mill and the 16th century Old White Hart Inn, where it's said highwayman Dick Turpin once spent the night. The abundant wildlife and natural beauty of Frensham Ponds and the Devil's Punchbowl are just a short drive away.
Famous in the Middle Ages for its woollen cloth and in later times for tanning, leatherwork, paper-making and quarrying, the town today is a favourite with commuters.