Great places to visit whilst staying with us in Egham
Situated as close as we are to London with very convenient transport links, it can be all too easy when staying with us on a leisure break to overlook some of the great places to visit that are even closer. We offer you a hand picked selection here.
National Trust – Runnymede and Ankerwycke
Seen by many as the birthplace of modern democracy, this wonderful landscape beside the Thames was the site where King Jon sealed the world renowned Magna Carta in 1215. Perhaps a little less well known are the John F Kennedy memorial and the Commonwealth Air Forces memorial. All of this is set in beautiful scenery, rolling hills and open meadows. Across the river at Ankerwycke a hidden gem with ruins of a Benedictine Monk Priory.
Truss’s Island – Parkland
A great place to take a walk and get some fresh air. Particularly popular with families for the nature and the plentiful ducks that children love to feed.
A fascinating and yet compact museum situated right in the heart of the town. A great insight to local history, activities for children and crafts on special days. Widely regarded as a hidden gem.
Home to over 30 thrilling rides, attractions and live events, Thorpe Park is rightly proud of its claim to being the UK’s most thrilling theme park and featuring some of the UK’s most popular roller coasters. Our two favourites have to be “Stealth” the UK’s fastest and “The Swarm” the UK’s only winged coaster.
Less than 15 minutes drive from Egham is the delightful town of Windsor, most noted for its castle. Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. Founded by William the Conquerer it has been home to 39 Monarchs including the current Queen. We recommend you book tickets in advance to guarantee entry, also arrive after midday to avoid the worst of the crowds. The State Apartments are an undoubted highlight as is the Changing of the Guard ceremony which usually takes place on Thursdays and Saturdays at 11am.
Hampton Court Palace
This Palace is less than 30 minutes from Egham and is most famous for being home to Henry VIII. This baroque palace was built for William III and Mary II and has magnificent gardens. Visit highlights should include Henry’s Great Hall, the infamous Haunted Gallery and the Tudor Kitchens which offer a fascinating insight to working life behind the scenes. Children will love the renowned Maze.
Egham is handily placed for visits to the races at this world renowned racecourse which is just 15 minutes from us. Undoubtedly most famous for Royal Ascot in June, the course hosts racedays every month of the year and a wide variety of other events
A little over 15 minutes drive from us, Brooklands Museum is a great day out where you can discover the pioneers of speed, flight and adventure. Brooklands Musuem is widely regarded as the Birthplace of British Motorsport, aviation and home to the much loved Concorde. There are too many highlights to name them all but make sure you include the Brooklands Aircraft Factory experience, the Concorde Experience and the Stratosphere. If Concorde is not enough of a taste of the lives of thee rich and famous, make sure you visit the sumptuously appointed VC10 aircraft that once belonged to the Sultan of Oman.
We hope you enjoy your days out as much as you enjoy your stay with us.