Top things to do in Egham

This vibrant town is located in Surrey county of England, just a short distacce from London. 

In this blog, we will look at the top things to do in Egham. Whether you are a visitor or a resident of Egham, these activities and attractions will provide you with plenty of ideas for how to make the most out of your visit or stay in the area.

 

One of the top things to do in Egham is Magna Carta Day

Egham

The Royal Holloway University of London is an impressive institution located on the outskirts of Egham. It is one of the leading universities in the country, offering courses in a wide range of subjects from Arts & Humanities to Science & Technology. Visitors can explore the university’s extensive grounds and take in its impressive architecture. There are also plenty of shops and cafes located onsite, so visitors can make sure they have everything they need during their visit.

Egham Museum is a great place to learn more about the history of Egham and its surrounding areas. Visitors can explore the museum’s exhibits which cover topics such as local geology, ancient history, industrial history, World War II, transport history, and more. There are also special events held throughout the year at Egham Museum which include talks from local historians and guided tours of the museum’s collections.

Every summer locals in Egham come together for The Egham Festival – an annual celebration that takes place over several days in July/August every year! During this festival, visitors can expect to find plenty of live music performances from local bands as well as lots of street food stalls offering delicious snacks! There are also fun activities such as face painting available for children so everyone can get involved with this festive event!

Painshill Park is another beautiful destination located near Egham – perfect for those who want to escape into nature during their visit! Here visitors can wander through its various gardens & vineyard while admiring its impressive architecture such as its grotto & crystal grotto structures! Painshill Park also hosts various events throughout the year such as afternoon teas & guided tours – making it an ideal destination for those who want something more than just nature during their visit!

Chobham Adventure Farm is perfect for those who love animals! This farm offers visitors an up-close look at its various animals including llamas & alpacas as well as goats & sheep! Visitors can also enjoy fun activities such as tractor rides & animal encounters which are sure to keep everyone entertained throughout their visit!

Chobham adventure farm

Runnymede

The Runnymede Pleasure Grounds is a great place to visit for a peaceful and relaxing day out. The grounds are spread across over 50 acres and are home to many different attractions and activities. These include a golf course, a children’s playground, an outdoor swimming pool, and many walking trails. There is also a cafe and restaurant located onsite, where visitors can enjoy some delicious food and drinks.

The Runnymede National Trust site is a great place to discover some of the histories that make up Egham. The site covers over 600 acres of land and is home to many different attractions, such as the ruins of Ankerwyke Priory and Magna Carta Island. Visitors can also take in views of Windsor Castle from the site’s viewpoint.

The Runnymede National Trust site also offers plenty of activities and events throughout the year, such as bird-watching walks and guided tours. There is even a cafe and restaurant located onsite which serves up some delicious food and drinks.

In addition to the attractions listed above, visitors can also explore the Runnymede Butterfly Farm and the Runnymede Art Gallery. Here you can learn more about butterflies and their lifecycles, as well as admire some incredible artwork created by local artists.

Thorpe Park

Thorpe Park is one of the most popular attractions in Egham and it’s easy to understand why! This theme park is home to over 30 exhilarating rides and attractions, including rollercoasters, water rides, and much more. It is also home to some great restaurants and shops, so you can make sure that you have everything you need for your day at Thorpe Park.

If you’re looking for an unforgettable experience, then Thorpe Park is the place for you! It offers something for everyone, from thrill-seekers to families looking for a fun day out.

Painshill Egham Surrey areal

Walk Along The Thames

The Thames Path is a great way to explore some of Egham’s beautiful scenery. The path starts at Runnymede Pleasure Grounds and follows The Thames all the way through Englefield Green Village before ending at Old Windsor Lock. Along the way, visitors can take in gorgeous views of The Thames and its surrounding countryside, as well as spot some wildlife such as swans and ducks.

Englefield Green Village is a great place to visit if you’re looking for somewhere quaint yet full of life! This village has been around since 1141AD and it is home to some interesting sites such as St Jude’s Church (which dates back to 1160AD) as well as The Savill Garden (which offers beautiful views across Windsor Great Park). Visitors can also browse through local shops which sell unique gifts and souvenirs or grab something to eat or drink at one of the village’s pubs or restaurants before exploring further into Englefield Green Village.

The path also takes visitors past some interesting attractions such as Magna Carta Island, Ankerwyke Priory, and Windsor Castle. Visitors can also stop off at some of the pubs or restaurants along the way for something to eat or drink before continuing their journey.

Harry Potter site near Egham

Virginia Water Lake

Virginia Water Lake is one of Egham’s most popular attractions due to its stunning scenery and tranquil atmosphere. And one of the reasons why parts of Harry Potter were filmed on site. Visitors can take a stroll around the lake while admiring its beautiful views or they can rent a boat to explore further out onto The Thames. Fishing is also allowed at Virginia Water Lake so visitors can try their luck at catching some fish! Popular activities around Virginia Water Lake include bird-watching, cycling, picnicking, walking trails, golf courses, cafes, restaurants, and more! There are even events held throughout the year such as music festivals, open-air theatre performances, craft fairs, art exhibitions, boat races, and more!

The Virginia Water Lake Trail offers stunning views across Virginia Water Lake – perfect for those looking for some peace & quiet during their visit! This trail takes visitors past some interesting sites including Old Windsor Lock & Magna Carta Island – so there’s plenty here for visitors to explore & admire along their route! Visitors can also stop off at various pubs/restaurants along this trail before continuing their journey – making it an ideal destination for those looking to enjoy some lunch while taking in beautiful views across this serene lake!

Windsor castle

Windsor

Windsor Castle is one of England’s most iconic landmarks – so why not take a tour while you’re in Egham? This castle has been home to British royalty since 1066 AD so it has plenty of fascinating stories for visitors to explore! On a tour around Windsor Castle, visitors can explore its various state apartments, chapels, courtyards and gardens as well as learn about its rich history from knowledgeable guides who will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about this impressive castle!

Legoland Windsor Resort is one of England’s most popular theme parks – so why not take a trip here while you’re in Egham? This theme park has over 55 rides & attractions perfect for children of all ages so everyone is sure to find something they enjoy! Whether it’s rollercoasters or water rides – there’s plenty on offer here that will keep everyone entertained throughout their visit!

 

Where to stay

Whether you are visiting Egham for business or pleasure, One to Stay offers fabulous accommodation nearby:

Chalfont St Giles: Deanway Serviced Apartments 1- and 2-bedroom apartments in a picture-perfect village closer to Windsor and the Chilterns

Shepperton: Crown Place Serviced Apartments 2- and 3-bedroom apartments next to the Thames

These are just a few of the top things to do in Egham.
From visiting the Runnymede Pleasure Grounds to taking a trip to Thorpe Park and exploring London, Windsor Castle or the Runnymede National Trust site, there is something for everyone near Egham.

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