Henley-On-Thames

Henley-On-Thames

Henley-On-Thames  is a town and civil parish on the River Thames in Oxfordshire , England, 9 miles (14 km) northeast of Reading , 7 miles (11 km) west of  Maidenhead.

Henley-On-Thames is a Winner of a Britain-in-Bloom Gold medal. This 13th century market town is one of the most beautiful towns in England.  Henley enjoys a wonderful stretch of river with independent shops, numerous of brilliant pubs, cafes and restaurants.

The first record of Henley is from 1179. And now The River and Rowing Museum is located in Mill Meadows. It was established and officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1998.

Henley is a world-renowned centre for rowing. Throughout the summer it hosts internationally renowned sporting events and festivals. Each summer the Henley Royal Regatta is held on Henley Reach. The event became “Royal” in 1851, when Prince Albert became patron of the regatta.

Thames Traditional Boat Festival first held nearly 40 years ago, it showcases trades and crafts of a bygone era, as well as providing a fun day out for all the family. Highlights include: Gloriana – Her Majesty’s Royal Rowbarge, “Little Ships” of Dunkirk, Amphibians, Battle of Britain Memorial, Classic & Vintage cars, motorcycles and bikes, Punch & Judy and others and even camping on site.

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