Situated less than ½ mile from the point where the Thames Path meets the ancient Ridgeway, Bridge Villa is the perfect location for exploring the upper Thames Valley, wooded Chiltern Hills and windswept Berkshire Downs and also provides an ideal base to visit Oxford, Henley and Windsor.
Have a look at what’s on offer!
Full of lovely independent retailers, coffee shops, pubs and restaurants, antique centres and history, Wallingford is a lovely town to while away the hours whether you’re looking for a relaxed afternoon, a sit by the river or a delve into our past. Click on the image to find out more.
Enjoy a fascinating trip into Wallingfords rich history and visit our Museum.
Entirely volunteer run, the museum brings to life our Saxon past. From William the Conqueror to Agatha Christie, it’s all here!
‘Managed by the Earth Trust, Wallingford Castle Meadows includes the remains of one of the greatest medieval castles in England, along with floodplain meadows beside the Thames and a Victorian grotto. Earth Trust manages the site on behalf of South Oxfordshire District Council. In 2023, Wallingford Castle Meadows was awarded its 16th consecutive Green Flag, and Green Heritage Site accreditation for the 10th year in a row.’ Earth Trust
If you’re looking for more energetic outings, there are a range of walks and cycle routes across Wallingford and beyond.
- Wallingford Walks
- Historic Wallingford Walk
- Cycle routes to the west of Wallingford
- Cycle routes to the east of Wallingford
You can also explore the stunning local countryside
Wessex Downs (www.northwessexdowns.org.uk)
Thames Path (www.nationaltrail.co.uk)
The Ridgeway National Trail (www.nationaltrail.co.uk)
Midsomer Murders/Inspector Barnaby and Agatha Christie
Plenty for the Midsomer fan here with Wallingford being the original Causton. Mind how you go, anything could happen……
Midsomer Tours (www.visitmidsomer.com
Wallingford is also the home of Agatha Christie with her being buried just down the road at Cholsey. The museum is full of Agatha related information and opposite, Agatha’s statue sits gazing out across the Kinecroft. You can find other places of interest by following the Agatha Christie tour here.
Only thirty minutes from the famous spires from Oxford, Bridge Villa has excellent travel links to make the most of your day out.
Oxford University Museum of Natural History (www.oum.ox.ac.uk)Ashmolean Museum,
Pitt Rivers Museum (www.prm.ox.ac.uk)
University of Oxford Botanic Garden (www.botanic-garden.ox.ac.uk)
Within 30 minutes of Bridge Villa
Basildon Park National Trust (www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/oxfordshire-buckinghamshire-berkshire/basildon-park)
Didcot Railway Centre (www.didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk)
Harcourt Arboretum (www.harcourt-arboretum.ox.ac.uk)
Henley River & Rowing Museum (www.rrm.co.uk)
Greys Court National Trust (www.nationaltrust.org.uk/greys-court)
Nuffield Place National Trust (www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/oxfordshire-buckinghamshire-berkshire/nuffield-place)
Pendon Museum (www.pendonmuseum.com)
Attractions a little further afield
Blenheim Palace (www.blenheimpalace.com)
Cotswold Wildlife Park (www.cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk)
Cogges Manor Farm (www.cogges.org.uk)
Highclere Castle – home of Downton Abbey (www.highclerecastle.co.uk)
Kew Royal Botanical Gardens (www.kew.org)
RHS Wisley (www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley)
The Living Rainforest (www.livingrainforest.org)
Windsor Castle (www.royal.gov.uk)
Don’t forget to check our What’s On page for upcoming events.