Chertsey is a vibrant town located in the Runnymede borough of Surrey, England. It is known to be one of England’s oldest towns. In fact, some archaeological remains serve as proof that the town had inhabitants even long before Chertsey Abbey was founded in 666AD. The Abbey used to be extremely powerful and wealthy that at one point, the Abbot was able to acquire 50,000 acres of land in Surrey, including estates in London and Cardigan Priory in South Wales. It was in 871 when the Vikings ransacked the Abbey which lead to the Dissolution of the Monasteries. After which, Chertsey successfully grew into a market town.
In the present, Chertsey’s town centre houses many of the older listed buildings such as the Cedars. Because of its first-rate transport links, Chertsey has become a busy commuter town and a lot of large national businesses are situated in the town centre. Local residents and tourists can also enjoy the town’s parks and open spaces such as the famous Thorpe Park.
Experience adrenaline rush with Thorpe Park’s rollercoasters and other big thrill rides. In there, you can find some of the most extreme rides in Europe. Thorpe Park is located in the northern boundary of Chertsey where you can find buses frequently travelling from Staines-upon-Thames to Chertsey station, vice versa.
You can also take some time to relax and gather valuable information about Chertsey’s history by visiting the Chertsey Museum on Windsor Street. Admission in the museum is free of charge. The museum holds an annual event known as the Black Cherry Fair wherein you can listen to live music and enjoy refreshments in the museum garden.