PLACES OF INTEREST

Enjoy the plenty of places of interest to visit in the area including historic monuments, market towns, museums, racecourses and theme parks.  Direct trains to Central London from Staines take approximately 35 minutes should guests wish to sample the many tourist attractions there too. 

 

Due to COVID-19, we recommend contacting venues in advance for opening times and latest restrictions.

Distances are measured from Chertsey/Staines:

  • Thorpe Park – theme park (approx. 0.9 mile)

  • Runnymead Pleasure Grounds – riverside park perfect for picnics including a play area with modern equipment.  Paddling pool, children’s rides & amusements are open during the summer. (3.8 miles)

  • Penton Hook Island – wood, uninhabited island used for nature conservation with many paths for viewing trees, squirrels, nesting birds & fish (approx. 1.6 miles)

  • Magna Carta – charter of rights to the English agreed to by King John of England on 15th June 1215 (approx. 6 miles)  

  • Brooklands Museum – birthplace of British motorsport + aviation & home of Concorde (approx. 6.2 miles)

  • Mercedes-Benz World – ultimate car showroom for fans of the 3-pointed star (approx. 6.9 miles)

  • Eton College – boarding school famed for educating 19 British prime ministers (approx. 8.9 miles)

  • Windsor Castle - largest and oldest occupied castle in the world (approx. 8.1 miles)

  • Kempton Park Thursday Market - largest weekday market in the South of England (approx. 8.1 miles)

  • Sunbury Antiques Market – largest bi-monthly market in the country (approx. 8.1 miles)

  • The town of Windsor – historic market town (approx. 8.5 miles)

  • Garrick’s Temple to Shakespeare – the world’s only shrine to honour the famous playwright (approx. 8.7 miles)

  • Hampton Pool – heated open-air pool/lido available 365 days/year (approx. 9.1 miles)

  • LegoLand Windsor – family theme park (approx. 9.2 miles)

  • Ascot Racecourse – one of the leading racecourses in UK (approx. 9.4 miles)

  • Hampton Court Palace – King Henry VIII’s lavish royal residence (approx. 9.7 miles)

  • Royal Bushy Park – second largest of London’s Royal Parks (approx. 9.9 miles)

  • "Astoria" – Pink Floyd’s recording studios (approx. 9.2 miles)

  • Wisley Gardens – one of the world’s greatest gardens (approx. 11.5 miles)

  • Windsor Great Park – sweeping historic parkland (approx. 11.6 miles)

  • The town of Kingston-upon-Thames – medieval market town and one of London’s liveliest boroughs (approx. 11.8 miles)

  • Chessington World of Adventures – family theme park (approx. 16.4 miles)

  • Twickenham Rugby Stadium – 4th largest sports stadium in Europe (approx. 17 miles)

  • Kew Gardens – world famous botanical garden (approx. 18.3 miles)

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