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Attractions on the River Thames

From historic royal palaces and castles to thrill-filled theme parks, the River Thames is surrounded by lots of exciting attractions.

Come rain or shine, there are plenty of things to keep you amused while you’re by the River Thames. Don’t miss Windsor Castle or Hampton Court Palace the jewels in the crown. Or explore 1000 years of history, politics and stunning art and architecture with Houses of Parliament audio and guided tours in London.

During the colder months, why not explore a royal castle or take a trip back in time at a museum. When the sun’s out, make the most of it at a stunning riverside garden or take the kids on an adventure at a wildlife centre or nature reserve?

Don’t miss the River & Rowing Museum or Cliveden National Trust whose stunning gardens also have a maze and great play area.

Make a day or weekend of it and head to a riverside town where there’ll be plenty to keep you busy - Oxford with its gleaming spires, Windsor with its regal heritage or Henley and Marlow, lovely market towns waiting to be explored.

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