FODOR'S GO LIST 2015
The top 25 places we think should be on every traveler's radar this year.More
Henley's fame is based on one thing: rowing. The Henley Royal Regatta, held at the cusp of June and July on a long, straight stretch of the River Thames, has made the little riverside town famous throughout the world. Townspeople launched the Henley Regatta in 1839, initiating the Grand Challenge Cup, the most famous of its many trophies. The best amateur oarsmen from around the globe compete in
crews of eight, four, or two, or as single scullers. For many spectators, the event is on par with Royal Ascot and Wimbledon.
The town is set in a broad valley between gentle hillsides. Henley's historic buildings, including half-timber Georgian cottages and inns (as well as one of Britain's oldest theaters, the Kenton), are all within a few minutes' walk. The river near Henley is alive with boats of every shape and size, from luxury cabin cruisers to tiny rowboats.
Althorp, known as the childhood home and burial place of Princess Diana, has fine architecture and paintings, both old masters and new. ...
The posh town of Ascot (pronounced as -cut) has for centuries been famous for horse racing and for style. Queen Anne chose to have a racecourse...