The Thames Valley Travel Guide
Plan Your The Thames Valley Vacation
Easy proximity to London made the Thames Valley enormously popular with the rich and powerful throughout the country's history. They built the lavish country estates and castles, including Windsor, that form the area's most popular tourist attractions today. Some of these, as well as Oxford and its university, are easy day trips from London. Consider exploring this stretch of the River Thames by boat, either jumping aboard a cruiser or getting behind the oars. Windsor, Henley, and Marlow all make good starting points.
From converted country houses to refurbished Elizabethan inns, the region's accommodations are rich in history and... read more
Londoners weekend here, and where they go, stellar restaurants follow. Bray (near Windsor), Marlow, and Great Milton (near... read more
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Oxford: While scholars' noses are buried in their books, you get to sightsee among Oxford University's ancient stone buildings and... Read more
Whether you're drifting lazily along in your own boat or taking a sightseeing cruise past crucial points of English history, you’ll see... Read more
The Thames Valley is a great area to explore on foot or by bike. It's not too hilly, and pubs and easily accessible lodgings dot the... Read more
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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