Wallingford Local Attractions

Local Attractions

  • Saxon Walls - the best preserved Saxon fortifications open to view  and walk on all year.

  • Castle Gardens - Britain in Bloom small garden winner. Open daily all  year (except Christmas) - ideal for a picnic.

  • Wallingford Museum - listen to the story of Wallingford and the siege  in 1646.

  • Cholsey and Wallingford Railway - Steam trains to be seen and ridden  most summer weekends.

  • Benson Veteran Cycle Museum, 61 Brook St., Benson - Collection of 450  veteran cycles from 1818-1930.

  • Cholsey A beautiful Norman church. Agatha Christie is buried in the  churchyard.

  • Didcot Railway Centre, Didcot - Recreating the golden age of the  Great Western Railway. Locomotives, equipment and 'steam days'.

  • Dorchester Abbey once a Roman settlement. A magnificent Abbey,  coaching inns, craft shops and thatched cottages.

  • Ewelme 500 year old alms-houses. The manor house was once the home of  the Chaucer family and Jerome K Jerome (author of 'Three men in a boat') is  buried in the churchyard.

  • Greys Court, Rotherfield Greys, Henley-on-Thames
    Rebuilt in the  16th century and added to in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, the house is set  amid the remains of the courtyard walls and towers of a 14th century fortified  house. A Tudor donkey wheel well-house and an ice-house are still intact, and  the garden contains Archbishop's maze; inspired by Archbishop Runcie's  enthronement speech in 1980.

  • Nuffield Place between Wallingford & Nettelbed. Home of car  magnate Lord Nuffield until his death in 1963.

  • Pendon Museum of Miniature Landscape & Transport, Long Wittenham  - Recreates in miniature the English countryside and railways of the 1930's