Wallingford lies at the foot of the Chilterns on the west side of the River Thames and across the river from Crowmarsh Gifford. The two are linked by the 900 ft long mediaeval stone Wallingford Bridge.
What To Do And See
Wallingford is a market town and a major conservation area with examples of churches and architecture dating back to the 14th Century. The Town Hall, built in 1670, houses the Town Plate and many portraits including the only known portrait of Judge Blackstone. Other portraits may be viewed by appointment.
The narrow streets contain a variety of small shops, pubs, restaurants, and antique shops in the Lamb Arcade. The parks, commons and gardens make Wallingford a very pleasant town to spend some time exploring.
The Domesday Book lists Wallingford as one of only 18 towns with a population of over 2,000 people.
Agatha Christie lived in Wallingford and William the Conqueror built Wallingford Castle.
Wallingford is only 15 miles from Oxford and the surrounding landscape of the River Thames is officially designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Maharajah's Well at South Stoke dating back to 1863 was a gift from the Maharajah of Benares.
Newington nurseries just outside Oxford are a haven for plant lovers and filled with a fantastic range of semi and fully mature specimen plants. Wallingford Castle gardens are situated on part of the site of the Castle.
How to get there
Wallingford lies midway between Oxford and Reading just off the A4074. Take the signposted route from the Crowmarsh roundabout on the A4074 into the town.