Home to magnificent landscapes, the Thames Valley is a great destination at any time of the year, offering something for everyone - from leisurely boat trips and activities such as horse riding to historic villages and extensive walks in rural countryside.

There's so much to discover

The Thames Valley offers a fantastic range of sights and activities: beautifully sculptured gardens, stately homes and castles, enchanted forests, great nature trails, and, of course, a host of activities centred around the River Thames!

Browse through just some of the many destinations in the carousel below, or scroll further down to browse and search by category.

Many great places along the River Thames are only a stone's throw from historic sites, great shopping and extensive recreational areas. Browse through the carousel vor some suggestions.

Abingdon Lock

Abingdon Lock is steeped in history, with the original weir reputedly having been built by monks. With its nearby meadows and playarea, not to mention Abingdon itself, it is a great destination for a day out. read more...

Beale Park

With is pretty gardens and diverse range of animals, Beale Park is a great fun for young and old. Among other things the park offers lots of activities for the little ones, a picnic area and a model boat museum. read more...

Black Park

Black Park is a great place for walking, cycling and some lakeside fun, plus there's a family area. read more...

Blenheim Park

A large park of over 2000 beautifully landscaped acres with plentyful wildlife. read more...

Burnham Beeches

A popular destination known for its natural beauty and great old beeches up to several hundred years old. It has also been used as a filming location, for example in Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves. read more...

Folly Tower

Just east of Faringdon, in the upper Thames Valley, lies the distinctive landmark of Folly Hill, or Faringdon Hill, so-called because of the Folly Tower situated on top. read more...

Oxford

A great old university town with a bustling centre, impressive buildings and pleasant meadows. read more...

Reading

Offering a great mix of modern and historic, this is one of the region’s top shopping destinations. read more...

West Wycombe Hill

Combine a walk with visiting points of interest such as a mausoleum or the Hell-Fire Caves. read more...

The Thames Path

The popular trail offers great views of the River Thames and can easily be walked or cycled in part. read more...

Cookham and beyond

Explore quaint shops, take a brisk walk up Winter Hill to enjoy the views or relax by the riverside. read more...

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle in Windsor, Berkshire is one of the most famous royal residencies and the largest occupied castle in the world. It dates back to the 11th Century and is an official residence of The Queen. read more...
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