It is very nice Guildford, I used to head there for a regular beer festival and the odd cricket match. Sometimes I'd even walk from Dorking, lovely route.
Unfortunately also very middle class and property prices are outrageously expensive. Typical England: even someone who (used to) earn more than 87% of the population (i.e. me) couldn't afford to buy a house there! More than double the price of where i've now moved on the welsh boarders, which is MUCH more affordable.
Apparently it has a lido which is very nice if ever you're back there in summer.
The countryside surrounding is stunning, North Downs Way is great.