It was formerly centre of the Surrey wool industry.
The town has narrow, twisting streets, with a number of attractive 16th century frontages.
St. Peter and St. Paul Church is partly Norman, and has a fine lofty spire. The roof is 16th century, as is the pulpit.
The Market Hall of 1814 contains the town museum.
Godalming became the first town in Britain to have electric street lighting in 1881.
Charterhouse School moved here from London in 1872.
Aldous Huxley, novelist, was born in Godalming.
Terry-Thomas, the comic actor, died here.
In 1726, Mary Toft of Godalming fooled many people into believing that she had given birth to rabbits.
Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby is available to lead Guided Walks around Godalming for groups.