The Thames Valley Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Thames Valley - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Dorchester Abbey

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

In addition to secluded cloisters and gardens, the abbey has a spacious church dating from 1170, with a rare lead baptismal font from...

Eton College

  • Educational Institution

Signs warn drivers of "Boys Crossing" as you approach the splendid Tudor-style buildings of Eton College, the distinguished boarding...

Hatfield House

  • House/Mansion/Villa

Six miles east of St. Albans, this outstanding brick mansion surrounded by lovely formal gardens stands as a testament to the magnificence...

Magdalen College

  • Educational Institution

Founded in 1458, with a handsome main quadrangle and a supremely monastic air, Magdalen (pronounced maud -lin) is one of the most impressive...

Mapledurham House

  • House/Mansion/Villa

This section of the Thames inspired Kenneth Grahame's 1908 The Wind in the Willows , which began as a bedtime story for Grahame's son...

Museum of the History of Science

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The Ashmolean, the world's oldest public museum, was originally housed in this 1683 building, which now holds scientific and mathematical...

National Trails

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Natural England

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New College

  • Educational Institution

One of the university's best-known and oldest colleges (dating to 1379), New College stands alongside New College Lane, known for its...

Oxford University Museum of Natural History

  • Museum/Gallery

This highly decorative Victorian Gothic creation of cast iron and glass, more a cathedral than a museum, is worth a visit for its architecture...


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