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Henley and South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, England


A Historic Tour of Henley and South Oxfordshire

A Historic Tour of Henley and South Oxfordshire

Henley and South Oxfordshire

Discover a world of heritage, culture and beautiful rural countryside in South Oxfordshire. Featuring the River Thames and the Chiltern Hills, the area is a treasure trove for those fascinated by the past, the perfect location for those looking for a unique trip away and a stimulating environment for families.

Visit Henley on Thames, famous for the Royal Regatta, a highlight in the British social calendar. Explore Henley’s abundance of shops, 15th century Chantry House and St. Mary’s Parish Church dating from 1204. Spend the evening at the Kenton Theatre - one of the oldest working theatres in the country, or simply delight in the variety of excellent eating-places.

Re-live Kenneth Grahame’s riverside tale, ‘The Wind in the Willows’ via a walk-through exhibition at the award-winning River and Rowing Museum or take Ratty’s advice and enjoy ‘messing about in boats’ with a River Thames boat trip.

Close to Henley is Wallingford; a market town built by King Alfred in the ninth century, with a market place, antique shops, craft arcade and ruins of William the Conqueror’s castle. Nearby is Dorchester Abbey, which has been a site of worship for 1300 years.

Visit Didcot Railway Centre where its unique collection of Great Western steam engines and regular visitors Thomas and Friends will amuse all the family.

Discover Stonor Park - home of the Stonor family for over 800 years with its delightful house and deer park. Retaining much of its 18th century planting and layout, it regularly hosts music, firework and craft events. Add a trip to the National Trust’s property of Greys Court, a Tudor manor house with 14th century fortifications.

A stay in South Oxfordshire also offers the opportunity to walk or cycle in the Chilterns, along the Thames Path, the Oxfordshire Cycle Way and The Ridgeway National Trail.

For more Information please contact:
www.southoxon.gov.uk
or call the hotline
0800 9176714.
For more information and accommodation, visit
Web:  www.visitsouthoxfordshire.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)800 9176714.

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