Type: Towns & Villages
The wealth of independent shops, historical connections and traditional English architecture make Wallingford a perfect weekend get-away. No wonder it features so many times in the quintessentially English TV series, Midsomer Murders.
Easily accessible from the M40, M4 and A34, or from Paddington with a short taxi ride from Cholsey railway station, Wallingford provides a beautiful countryside option between Reading and Oxford. New mooring facilities are available for those arriving by boat on the Thames - a five minute amble past antique shops and cafes will see you in Wallingford's bustling market square.
Visitors can enjoy a wide range of independent shops selling both luxury goods and daily essentials. With its royal charter, Wallingford hosts plenty of markets and there are also a number of successful antiques businesses. Coupled with cafés and restaurants, visitors can be sure of a relaxing stay in Wallingford.
Mooring facilities are available on either bank, and Wallingford boasts a Thames-side campsite, open-air swimming pool and large public park. Royal Swan Upping is a July attraction and Wallingford Castle Meadows and Castle Gardens are popular recreational facilities.
Cholsey & Wallingford Railway
Heritage branch line with two and half miles of track between Wallingford and Cholsey; operating...0.57 miles away
A colourful and delightfully intimate local history museum housed on two floors of a medieval...0.69 miles away
Cruising in either direction in the Thames, you'll visit some of England's oldest and prettiest...1.37 miles away
Benson Waterfront provides the perfect haven for relaxing - whether it be by boating, camping,...1.44 miles away
Benson Veteran Cycle Museum
Veteran and vintage cycles dating from 1818 to 1925.1.69 miles away
Project Timescape and Northmoor Trust Estate
Project Timescape - Education and visitor centre near the Wittenham Clumps. Also Northmoor Trust...3.8 miles away
The Abbey Church, Dorchester on Thames
No description available3.86 miles away
Large parish church dating from 12C with beautiful windows, architecture, wall paintings, tombs and...3.88 miles away
Beetle and Wedge Boathouse3.9 miles away
Closed for 2009.
Home and gardens of Lord Nuffield founder of Morris Motors and benefactor to...3.99 miles away
A 25ft-high iron and gilt, Indian temple-style well with winding gear. Built in 1863 with gardens...4.97 miles away
Exploring the Goring Gap on the Ridgeway & Thames Path
One of the most dramatic locations along the whole length of the Thames is the Goring Gap, a deep...5.17 miles away
Pendon aims to recapture, in detailed and colourful miniature, scenes showing the beauty of the...5.25 miles away
Chiltern Sculpture Trail
Woodland trail with sculpture sited around the forest. Artists work at the site during some months...5.36 miles away
The Venus Spa at the Swan at Streatley is one of Berkshire’s premier spas. Situated on the banks...5.47 miles away
Explore at your own pace, hire an electric boat from the Swan at Streatley.5.47 miles away