New Year, New Adventures – Exploring Surrey in 2024 with StayLets Serviced Apartments in Egham

21st January 2024

January is the perfect month to start planning those short breaks you are going to take in the rest of the year. Nestled in the heart of this picturesque county, Staylets offers the perfect base for your adventures. In this blog, we’ll guide you through the must-see attractions and activities that Surrey has to offer in 2024, ensuring an unforgettable experience for you and your loved ones.

Discover Egham’s Rich History

Start your journey in Egham, where Staylets’ serviced apartments provide a comfortable and convenient stay. Explore the town’s rich history by visiting the iconic Runnymede, known for being the site of the sealing of the Magna Carta – more on its parkland and other assets later. Take a leisurely stroll along the Thames Path and soak in the historical significance of this charming riverside town.

Picturesque Gardens and Parks

Surrey is renowned for its stunning gardens and parks. Make sure to visit the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and marvel at the diverse plant collections. Alternatively, Loseley Park in Guildford boasts beautifully landscaped gardens, a perfect spot for a peaceful afternoon retreat. Then of course less than 3 miles from StayLets Egham is the National Trust Runnymede and Ankerwycke, known most famously as being the birthplace of the Magna Carta. Today it features riverside walks, open meadows, woodland, art installations inspired by history and significant memorials.

Family-Friendly Attractions

For those traveling with family, Surrey offers an array of family-friendly attractions. Lose yourself in the magic of Chessington World of Adventures, where thrilling rides and captivating wildlife encounters await. Thorpe Park with over 30 rides and from Spring 2024 the UK’s tallest and fastest rollercoaster. Alternatively, explore the historic wonders of Windsor Castle or the enchanting world of Hampton Court Palace, where history comes alive with interactive exhibitions and stunning gardens.

Outdoor Adventures in Surrey Hills

Nature lovers and adventure seekers will find solace in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Lace up your hiking boots and explore the network of scenic trails that wind through rolling hills and picturesque woodlands. Just some of the notable highlights are the uniquely named Devil’s Punchbowl, Leith Hill Tower, The Gibbet and Frensham Ponds.

Culinary Delights in Surrey

Indulge your taste buds in Surrey’s culinary scene. From quaint tearooms to upscale restaurants, the county offers a diverse range of dining experiences. To name two, have a look The Tudor Pass in Great Fosters and The Real Greek in Windsor. The Tudor Pass is a seven table Michelin Star Fine Dining Restaurant, as the name suggests in a historic Tudor Room. For something completely different try The Real Greek a Tripadvisors’ Choice situated very close to Windsor Castle. Explore the local markets and sample fresh produce (like the Farmers’ Markets in Haslemere, Farnham and Guildford) or enjoy a cozy dinner in one of the many charming pubs that dot the countryside.

The perfect base to explore Surrey

As you embark on your Surrey adventure in 2024, let Staylets be your home away from home. Our serviced apartments in Egham provide the perfect blend of comfort and convenience, ensuring you have a relaxing retreat after each day of exploration. Book your stay with Staylets today and make this year a memorable one filled with new experiences and adventures in the heart of Surrey.