City Facts - Addlestone
Addlestone is a town in the borough of Runnymede in the county of Surrey, England. Nearby towns and villages include Weybridge, Chertsey and Ottershaw.
The town is near junction 11 of the M25 and is served by Addlestone railway station; there is also a direct bus service from Addlestone to Heathrow Airport. The majority of the serviced apartments Addlestone has to offer are near transport links of some kind.
Addlestone is mentioned in H.G. Wells’s book The War of the Worlds, in which the second of ten Martian invasion ships landed at the Addlestone Golf Links.
The Crouch Oak, an oak tree believed to have originated in the 11th Century, is an important symbol in the town. It used to mark the boundary of Windsor Great Park. Legend says that Queen Elizabeth I stopped by it and had a picnic. The tree is one of the main historic features of the town, and consequently several local businesses use its name in their title. In September 2007 the tree suffered an arson attack but survived.