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Thorpe Park

Medieval jousting at Thorpe Park

Medieval jousting at Thorpe Park

When it comes to theme parks, Thorpe Park in Surrey, in the Southeast part of England is one of the best. The theme park is divided into eight major themes. Of the eight themes, the water theme boasts of an elaborate visitors place called the Port Atlantis is said to be the most popular. Visitors can find just about anything they need at the Port Atlantis.

As a tourist destination, Thorpe Park is very famous for its fantastic rides. If you want to pump some adrenalin into your blood, check out the Colossus and the Nemesis Inferno. You will surely get the greatest kick of your life riding these things.

Getting There

Located just about 20 miles from the heart of London, Thorpe Park is accessible by car, bus or train. The park is actually located between junction 11 and junction 13 of the M25. No, it is not possible to use route 12 of M25 to get the park. If you are visiting London for the first time, get a city map or go online to find the best route to the park.

Thunder River, Thorpe Park

Thunder River, Thorpe Park

On the other hand, if you are on a group tour, check out you tour schedule and find out if the park is part of your destination. Most group travel and tour packages include the park in their packages. In event where a visit to the park is not included in your travel itinerary, you should make it a point to go there on your own before your vacation in London is over.

Going By Train

The easiest way to reach Thorpe Park is to travel by train. The good thing about taking the train is that you will not be caught in the traffic, so you will reach your destination faster. To get to Thorpe Park via train, take the regular South West Trains that run from Waterloo to Staines. There are two regular train trips going from Waterloo to Staines every hour.

If you want to avoid the heavy traffic of train commuters, travel around mid morning. There will be less people hurrying off to work during this time so you will not get caught in the rush. When you reach Staines Station, look for the 950 Thorpe Park Express. There are signs all over the place telling your where to find the 950 Thorpe Park Express so you can’t really miss it.

Logger's Leap at Thorpe Park

Logger's Leap at Thorpe Park

On the other hand, if you are staying somewhere in Reading or Guilford, you can take the train from Reading and Guildford to Staines Station. From the Staines Station, you can take the shuttle link that brings you directly to Thorpe Park. The shuttle link runs every half an hour so you will not have trouble getting yourself a ride to the park. Another way to get to the park is through Chertsey Station. To get to Chertsey station, take the regular trains from Waterloo. There are about two trains going from Waterloo to Chertsey Station every hour so you will not have to wait long at the station. Upon reaching Chertsey Station, go to bus stop B on the Eastworth Road and catch the 451 bus.

Travelling By Car

If you want to travel by car, depending on traffic conditions, it should not take you long to get to the park. To get there, go to M25 and take junction 11 or junction 13. Follow the sign via A320 and you will get to the park in no time. Again, the park is not accessible through junction 12, so do not make the mistake of taking that one.

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