Staines is a compact town on the River Thames with a wide pedestrianised High Street. It is the junction for the line to Windsor & Eton Riverside. Staines was officially renamed Staines-upon-Thames in 2012 to emphasise its riverside location.
The Thames Path is passes through Staines and you can follow it from Staines Bridge to the historic meadows and monuments at Runnymede (about 3 miles from Staines station), for details of Runnymede see Egham station.
Spelthorne Museum covers history of the local area from the Ice Age to the present day.
Highlights include a Roman shop and a Victorian kitchen layout. Exhibitions programme. Access is via the Library.
Open WFS 1400-1600, also partly open M-S 0930-1730.
Thorpe Park is an amusement park with roller coasters and other rides. Events programme. Refreshments.
Open Apr-Oct, Daily 1000-1700 (see website for dates of later closing).
Bus 950 Thorpe Park Shuttle is a frequent service from the station forecourt (north side) non-stop to Thorpe Park, operated by Sullivan Buses.