Things to do from the Baskerville

The small town of Henley with its many interesting shops and home to the Henley Royal Regatta and the Henley Festival is only 2 miles away. Enjoy a boat trip up the Thames or visit the River and Rowing Museum. Try a night at the Kenton theatre, the fourth oldest in England.

Within the village why not stroll along to Shiplake lock and watch the river cruisers pass through. A little further up the hill is the 13th century parish church of St Mary's where Alfred Lord Tennyson was married.

Further afield are the towns of Reading 7 miles, Windsor, with its castle, and nearby Legoland. 15 miles, and the university town of Oxford, 22 miles. All of these can be reached by train from Shiplake station via Twyford on First Great Western trains. Feeling a little more adventurous? Paddington station is less than an hour away with all that London can offer.

The surrounding countryside has numerous country homes, estates and National Trust properties among which are Greys Court, Stonor Park, Cliveden, Westcombe Park, and Hughenden.  A little further away is the royal palace at Hampton Court and the RHS Gardens at Wisley.

If sports are your thing then Ascot, Newbury and Windsor racecourses are an easy drive. For rugby fans London Wasps, London Irish and Henley Hawks are nearby. If the round ball is your game then Premiership Reading FC is the place for you.

Are your kids looking for a day out? Why not take them to the Didcot Railway Centre, again reachable by train from Shiplake station.

For the more tranquil, there are plenty of country walks following the footpaths and bridleways of South Oxfordshire. The most notable is the Thames Path. From the Baskerville head West along the river to Reading or East towards Marlow. South Oxfordshire is a beautiful part of the world typified by the Hambledon Valley. It is no wonder that so many film and TV companies choose to make their productions here.

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