The Thames Valley Travel Guide


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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.


The Thames Valley Hotels

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


The Thames Valley Restaurants

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


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 parkland, and... 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 the Henley... Read more


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