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Henley on Thames

South Oxfordshire

Type:Towns & Villages

Henley Visitor Information Centre, Henley Town Hall, Henley On Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 2AQ

Tel: +44 (0)1491 578034

Henley on Thames

About

Winner of a Britain-in-Bloom Gold medal, this 13th century market town is one of the most beautiful towns in England.  Henley enjoys a wonderful stretch of river with delightful independent shops, brilliant pubs, numerous cafes and great restaurants, while throughout the summer it hosts internationally renowned sporting events and festivals.

Visit Henley on Thames - home of the Royal Regatta, and explore its abundance of shops, 15th century Chantry House and St. Mary’s Parish Church dating from 1204. Re-live Kenneth Grahame’s riverside tale, ‘The Wind in the Willows’ at the award-winning River and Rowing Museum.

Close by is Wallingford; a market town situated on the banks of the River Thames. It was built by King Alfred in the ninth century and ruins of William the Conqueror’s castle can be visited. Nearby is Dorchester Abbey, which has been a site of worship for 1300 years. This beautiful stretch of the River Thames is best explored on on of Hobbs of Henley's boat trips from the town.

There is also ample opportunity to walk or cycle in the Chilterns, along the Thames Path National Trail, the Oxfordshire Cycle Way and The Ridgeway National Trail. Just five miles away is the historic country house and private deer park of Stonor Park.

Places to visit near Henley on Thames

A world of heritage, culture and beautiful rural countryside awaits in South Oxfordshire. Featuring the River Thames and the Chiltern Hills, these towns and villages near Henley on Thames have much to offer.

Events

Wednesday, 10th July 2019 - Sunday, 14th July 2019

Henley FestivalWith its wonderful range of entertainment in a breathtaking setting on the banks of the River Thames and with some of the best wining and dining seen at any Festival, Henley Festival makes for a highly glamorous party not to be missed, with stars on
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Friday, 19th July 2019 - Sunday, 21st July 2019

Thames Traditional Boat Festival The Thames Traditional Boat Festival was first held at Fawley Meadows 39 years ago as a rally for like minded enthusiasts who wanted to show off their enthusiasm for the older, traditionally built craft that were fast disappearing from the river Thames.
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Friday, 16th August 2019 - Sunday, 18th August 2019

Rewind FestivalExpect a weekend of iconic performance from musical legends, themed venues, pop-up performers and an unrivalled festival atmosphere.
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Map & Directions

What's Nearby

  1. Hobbs of Henley Boat Trips

    Hobbs and Sons Ltd (now named Hobbs of Henley Ltd) was established in 1870 and has...

    0.02 miles away
  2. Hobbs of Henley Boat Hire

    Hobbs of Henley – the best in boating since 1870.

    Hobbs provides a variety of ways...

    0.02 miles away
  3. River & Rowing Museum

    A unique, award-winning museum with galleries dedicated to rowing, the River Thames and...

    0.31 miles away
  1. See Britain Ltd

    We work with many companies to deliver an experience above and beyond the expectations of...

    0.48 miles away
  2. Henley Golf Club

    Welcome to Henley Golf Club in Oxfordshire, a traditional member's club, situated just a...

    1 miles away
  3. Grey's Court Garden

    A picturesque house with tranquil walled gardens.

    2.48 miles away
  4. Warburg Nature Reserve

    In this secluded valley high in the Chilterns you will find a mosaic of habitats from...

    4.32 miles away
  5. Stonor Park

    Stunning images of this ancient home and, deer park and beautiful gardens with...

    4.43 miles away
  6. Stanlake Park Wine Estate

    Cellar shop, open Tuesday to Sunday, situated in restored Victorian greenhouse. Wine by...

    5 miles away
  7. Bisham Abbey Art Afloat - Art Cruises on the River Thames

    Imagine painting and sketching while cruising the beautiful River Thames on a vintage...

    5.39 miles away
  8. Caversham Heath Golf Club

    Nestling on the borders of Berkshire & Oxfordshire, just outside of Reading you’ll find...

    5.49 miles away
  9. Better Boating Co

    John & Jack Patey welcome you to their family run business, established in 1971.

    5.61 miles away
  10. Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre

    Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, owned and managed by Sport England, is one of the...

    5.61 miles away
  11. Caversham Boat Services


    Family business offering a fleet of well maintained traditional cruisers and narrowboats...

    5.85 miles away
  12. Thames Rivercruise Ltd.

    The perfect venue on the Upper Thames.

    5.88 miles away
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