Open daily except when being used for state ceremonies. The semi-state rooms are open in the winter months.
Informal lakeside gardens, mainly rhododendrons and azaleas. Open all year.Walk Around Reading 2: Bourne End to Windsor
The gardens of the Italianate mansion have restricted opening but the woodland and riverside walks are open all year.
Venue for the 2012 Olympic rowing events. The park and arboretum are open to the general public on most days.Walk Around Reading 3: Bourne End to Marlow
An area of outstanding natural beauty a short train journey from London.
Situated on the banks of the Thames in the beautiful Chiltern Hills. An historic town with excellent shopping, eating out and leisure facilities.Walk Around Reading 4: Marlow to Henley
An annual rowing event that attracts visitors from all over the world.
An attractive, modern museum funded from private money with much of local and international interest.Walk Around Reading 5: Sonning Common to Henley
This charming property with a walled courtyard overlooks beautiful countryside and has a long history.Walk Around Reading 6: Sonning Common to Pangbourne
A good variety of animals and birds, paddling pools and a miniature railway. Plenty to occupy families with young children.Walk Around Reading 7: Pangbourne to Theale
A restored 18th Century Palladian mansion set above the River Thames. There are waymarked trails through the parkland.
Home to the Benyon family for many years, the gardens of this Elizabethan mansion have restrictive opening hours. Much of the extensive estate is accessible at all times.Walk Around Reading 8: Aldermaston Wharf to Theale
Everything from top class racing to Family Fun Days.Walk Around Reading 9: Aldermaston Wharf to Mortimer
Home to the Dukes of Wellington for nearly 200 years. A fascinating insight into the Great Duke's life. View the original wellington boots and his funeral carriage.Walk Around Reading 10: Mortimer to Bramley
Reading University is tracing the site's development from before the Roman Occuptation to its abandonment in the 5th Century.
There's plenty here for everyone. Safe play areas for children, water sports, nature trails and lots more.Walk Around Reading 11: Bramley to Hook
An historic house with a Tudor chapel, gardens and a woodland walk.Walk Around Reading 12: Hook to Winchfield
Boats can be hired from the Galleon Marine, opposite the Water Witch pub.Walk Around Reading 13: Crawthorne to Winchfield
Visit the pretty walled gardens of this 18th Century house. The Paradise Garden with its fountains and rills is a new addition.Walk Around Reading 14: Crawthorne to Martin's Heron
This area of ancient bog and heath is managed by Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
A heritage centre with a lookout tower and extensive forest trails. An adventure playground for young children.Walk Around Reading 15: Martin's Heron to Ascot
The chance to buy yourself an outrageous hat.Thames Valley Circular Walk Stage 5: Kingsclere to Woolhampton
10,000 years of chequered history and plans for the future.Thames Valley Circular Walk Stage 6: Woolhampton to Streatley
Find out about European wolves and take one for a walk.Thames Valley Circular Walk Stage 8: Stonor to Marlow
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