The Thames Valley Travel Guide

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Plan Your The Thames Valley Vacation

The River Thames takes on a new graciousness as it flows along the borders of Oxfordshire for 71 miles; each league it increases in size and importance. Three tributaries swell the river as it passes through the landscape: the Windrush, the Evenlode, and the Cherwell. Tucked among the hills and dales are one of England's impressive stately homes, an Edenic little town, and a former Rothschild estate. Closer to London in Hertfordshire is St. Albans, with its cathedral and Roman remains.

Hotels

The Thames Valley Hotels

From converted country houses to refurbished Elizabethan inns, the region's accommodations are rich in history and... read more

Restaurants

The Thames Valley Restaurants

Londoners weekend here, and where they go, stellar restaurants follow. Bray (near Windsor), Marlow, and Great Milton (near... read more

Things To Do

Things To Do in The Thames Valley

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

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The Thames Valley Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Blenheim Palace: The only British historic home to be named a World Heritage Site has magnificent baroque architecture, stunning... Read more

  • Boating Along the Thames

    One ideal way to see the Thames region is from the water. Water-based tours can range from 30 minutes to all day. Hobbs and Sons covers... Read more

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