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I am spending three days in addlestone Surrey around Christmas ......any suggestions of what to see or do in those days. I do not have a car so would be train or bus

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You say around Christmas - are you aware there won't be any transport on Christmas Day and no trains on Boxing Day? Addlestone has a small number of hourly buses.

When will you be there?

You are very close to two world class gardens but they will be closed.

You are reasonably close to Windsor Castle, and the Queen should be in Sandringham at that time of year.

If I were you I would just consider that you are a long commute from Waterloo and central London.

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I arrive on the 17th and leave on the 22nd.....just wanted to know if there was some short train rides to interesting places to see for those few days

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Also does anyone know a reasonably priced hotel in the London area for the night of the 17th....will be going to a play and would like something convenient

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If you look at the train map at http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/static/documents/content/LondonSouthEast.pdf find square D5 you will find your station.

You can see just how inconvenient it is for visiting much by train in any reasonable time, and why I suggested Windsor or London. Your station is on a branch line linking Weybridge and Victoria Water. To get to Windsor you head towards Victoria Water and change at Staines, and onward to Windsor and Eton Riverside.

Towards London you can take whichever way comes first and whichever is faster, bearing in mind that if you go via Weybridge you will have to change there for the probably faster route that way.

There really isn't a lot that a tourist would be interested in nearby in the commuter belt.

Conceivably you might like a trip to Hampton Court Palace, but it may be cold and may have reduced hours. Your station to Weybridge, change to a train to Waterloo which calls at Surbiton and change at Surbiton for Hampton Court and walk across the river.

There are 4 buses in Addlestone but they are infrequent.

I'd ask your host what they would suggest.

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Nigel, where and how might I purchase a printed copy of the rail map in your link? Thank you.

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You could print it out, or collect one from a staffed rail station.

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Thank you, Nigel! It will come in handy for future trips to London and day trips out!