How to find us


The nearest station is Guildford. Trains between Waterloo and Guildford leave approximately four times per hour, daily. You can then take a taxi or get a bus directly to the Gallery from Guildford town centre.


The 46 bus runs from Guildford town centre (stand 5) directly to the Gallery, running on the hour between 9am and 6pm, Mondays to Saturdays. The journey by bus takes approximately 15 minutes.


Take the B3000 from the A3 signed to Godalming/Farnham (brown tourist signs to Loseley House) and then Compton. After the roundabout at the end of the slip road take the first left onto the B3000. Then take the first left, this is Down Lane. The Artists' Village is on the right a few hundred yards down the road. The postcode for Sat Navs is GU3 1DQ. There are two car parks, we request that walkers not visiting the Artists' Village use the overflow car park on Sandy Lane.

There is parking both on the Gallery site and the Watts Studios site, off Pilgrims Way.

Click here to sign up to a local county car share scheme.


There is a taxi rank outside Guildford station, or, see below for local taxi numbers. The journey takes approximately 10 minutes.

Speedwell Taxis: 01483 423333 / 423944
Paul Edwards Taxis: 01483 422138

Walking trails

Watts Gallery - Artists' Village is located along the North Downs Way - a National Trail of 153 miles. Much of the trail follows the historical Pilgrims Way, running through Surrey following the line of the North Downs until it reaches the Kentish border, where it continues on to Canterbury.

The Artists' Village is located in the heart of the Surrey Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The OS coordinates for Compton are SU958468.

Walking between Watts Gallery - Artists' Village and Loseley Park

There is a looped walk starting from the Artists' Village that can be followed to Loseley House, a beautiful stately home nearby. There are a number of different paths that can be taken within this loop; all are signposted footpaths or bridleways.


The Artists' Village is located along National Cycle Route 22, which can be picked up from Puttenham and Guildford. Watts Gallery - Artists' Village has two sheffield stands for secure bicycle parking.


There are no coach parking facilities at the Artists' Village. All coaches must be pre-booked and park at Loseley Park once they have dropped off their group at the Gallery.

For more information on group visits or to book a coach party please call 01483 813 589 or email