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Greys Court & Henley on Thames Tour
Explore the Beautiful Gardens of Greys Court and A Historic Family Home Furnished in 18th-Century Style
If you're looking for a beautiful and historic destination to visit, look no further than Greys Court in Oxfordshire, England. This Tudor country house and gardens are a must-see for anyone interested in history, architecture, or just a lovely day out.
The main attraction of Greys Court is the picturesque Tudor-style house, which features a stunning courtyard and gardens. The house is steeped in history, having been the home of the Brunner family for many years. It was also involved in Jacobean intrigue, making it an even more fascinating place to visit.
One of the highlights of the gardens is the walled garden, which contains old-fashioned roses and wisteria. There is also an ornamental vegetable garden, a maze laid out with grass and brick paths, and an ice house. The maze is particularly interesting, having been dedicated by Archbishop Robert Runcie in 1981.
Within the grounds of Greys Court, visitors can also see the fortified tower, which was built around 1347. This is the only remaining part of the medieval castle and offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Additionally, there is a Tudor wheelhouse, which is another example of the fascinating architecture that can be seen at Greys Court.
The house itself remains furnished as a family home, and visitors can see some outstanding 18th-century plasterwork interiors. It is a Grade I listed building, which means it is of exceptional interest and importance.
If you're looking for a beautiful and historic destination to visit, Greys Court is definitely worth considering. With its stunning gardens, fascinating history, and beautiful architecture, it is sure to be a highlight of any trip to Oxfordshire.
Discovering Henley-on-Thames and Enjoying the Views at Marsh Lock
Winner of a Britain-in-Bloom Gold medal, this 13th century market town is one of the most beautiful towns in England. The town is situated on the banks of the River Thames, which provides stunning views and recreational opportunities for visitors. It is a well-known tourist destination and is particularly famous for the Henley Royal Regatta, one of the world's most prestigious rowing events, which takes place annually in July.
The main street has many Georgian frontages covering older buildings and among the 300 buildings within the town designated 'of special architectural or historical interest' are St Mary's church, the town hall, market place and Henley Bridge.
The town is surrounded by beautiful countryside, including the Chiltern Hills, which provide stunning views of the surrounding area. Henley-on-Thames also boasts a vibrant food and drink scene, with plenty of restaurants, cafes, and bars offering a range of cuisines and beverages. The town is particularly well-known for its traditional English pubs, many of which serve local ales and offer a cozy atmosphere.
Another sight to see near the town of Henley-on-Thames is Marsh Lock, a lock located on the River Thames. The lock is situated just upstream of Henley, and it provides an important navigational point for boats traveling up and down the river. Built in 1773, Marsh Lock is one of the oldest locks on the Thames. It was designed by the famous engineer John Smeaton, who also designed the third Eddystone Lighthouse.
The wooden bridge at Marsh Lock is an important part of the lock's infrastructure, and it has been in use for many years. It is a simple yet effective design that has stood the test of time, and it adds to the charm and character of the lock and the surrounding area.
Henley-on-Thames is a charming town with plenty to offer visitors. From its picturesque riverside setting and historic architecture to its cultural attractions and outdoor activities, there is something for everyone to enjoy in this beautiful corner of England.
During your visit, you can enjoy a 2 hours visit to Greys Court.You will be able to see, this charming English country home with its beautifully furnished rooms and large, rustic family kitchen can be viewed by you
Outside, the park surrounding the house is simply breathtaking, with stunning views of the valley that stretch out as far as the eye can see. As you wander through the various gardens, you will be surrounded by the beauty of nature, with roses, mixed flowers, fruit trees, and vegetables all thriving in their respective spaces.
One of the most striking features of Grays Court is the Great Tower, whose walls date back to the late 12th century. This magnificent structure is a testament to the castle that once stood on the site, and it adds to the sense of history and grandeur that permeates throughout the property. Another highlight of the visit is the Tudor donkey wheel, a fascinating piece of machinery that was used to draw water from the well.
We will stop by the tea room built out of the estate's barn, where you can enjoy a cup of coffee and some homemade scones
After exploring Grays Court, we will head to the charming town of Henley-on-Thames, where we can spend 1 hour at this place. You can take a leisurely stroll along the main street, admiring the architecture and browsing the many small shops, pubs, and coffee houses that line the way.
As we make our way to Marsh Lock, you will be treated to a view of the moored boats along the riverbank, adding to the picturesque scenery of the area. At Marsh Lock, you can observe boats passing through the lock gates and stroll on the wooden bridge that spans the middle of the river. As you walk on the wooden bridge, you can appreciate the breathtaking English landscape and the riverside scenery.
6 hours tour £265
from Heathrow Airport and Heathrow hotels and Windsor, Cliveden House, Burnham Beeches, Dorney, Ascot, Bray, and Slough hotels, as well as the Royal Borough area.
7 hours tour
from London £295
Grays Court is open to the public year-round, and visitors can purchase tickets at the Grays Court's ticket office.
Ticket Adult £14.00
The costs for tours above do not include any admission costs or refreshments.
-There will be plenty photo opportunities.
- pick up and drop off - extra charges may apply if different
Payment for tours can be made on the day and is accepted in cash or by card.
Tour prices are PER VEHICLE, not per person.
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