Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly adventure or a weekend getaway, the Thames Valley is home to many wonderful locations. So, where’s best to visit?
Home to the world-famous University of Oxford and other top attractions such as the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford is an interesting city. Stroll around the Oxford Botanic Garden, take a tour of Oxford Castle or grab a bite to eat in one of the many restaurants.
There’s something for everyone in Reading. While sports lovers can head to the Madejski Stadium, home to Reading FC and London Irish rugby club, those looking to update their wardrobe can head to The Oracle – a large shopping and leisure centre less than five minutes’ walk from the station.
If you love eating out, Marlow is the place to be. Dine in one of the many restaurants and enjoy everything from traditional British to contemporary Indian cuisine. Why not also book a table at Tom Kerridge’s The Hand and Flowers – the only pub in the UK with two Michelin stars.
What would a trip to this market town be without a visit to Windsor Castle? This historic building towers above the town and is a must-see. LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort is also a great option for families wanting to enjoy a fun day out.
Nestled on the River Thames, Henley-on-Thames is a beautiful market town set in the Chiltern Hills. It’s a great spot for walking, bike riding and other outdoor adventures. Feeling hungry? Then a long lunch at a local pub may be called for too.
Goring & Streatley
Goring and Streatley station is the gateway to the Goring Gap, a natural corridor carved through the chalk 12,000 years ago. Goring and Streatley station has fully accessible facilities, making it the ideal starting point for visitors to sample the river and countryside of the Thames Valley. As you cross the graceful Brunel bridge at Moulsford or its sister bridge at Gatehampton, you’ll get a glimpse of this area of outstanding natural beauty.
From ice skating to treasure trails, Slough is a fun place to take the kids. There’s plenty to see and do and with many of the towns and cities in Thames Valley being close together you can hop from one spot to another via train and make the most of your day.
Average saving calculated by comparing Advance Single Standard Class ticket prices to the equivalent price of a Standard Class Super Off-Peak ticket bought on the day of travel. Advance fares are subject to availability. Selected GWR routes only. Advance fares available from up to 11 weeks prior to travel. Savings correct as of September 2018. Terms and conditions apply.