River Cruising and places to visit

30 January, 2014

From the middle of June we are on the River Thames. We start at Kingston upon Thames with our final destination Caversham, Reading.  We have a short cruise up the Thames to Hampton Court Palace where we will moor for the evening, space permitted.

Hampton Court PalaceThe following day you will have the morning to visit the palace or stroll around the beautiful gardens and for those more adventurous a foray into the maze.

We then continue to our mooring at Chertsey Mead passing varied scenery en-route.

During day 3, we pass by pretty Penton Hook area and Staines before reaching Runnymede where you have a chance to visit the memorials and site of the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215.  Later in the day we pass the banks of Windsor Great Park before we arrive in the magnificent town itself for our overnight mooring.Magna Carta Memorial at Runnymede

During day 4 there is ample time to search out the attractions in Windsor and Eaton.  This is an experience not to be missed.  At the end of the day we will moor at Maidenhead observing some of the beautiful properties facing onto the river.

During day 5, we get a view of the magnificent Cliveden House, Marlow with it’s splendid Bridge, Bisham Abbey and Hambledon before arriving in Henley.  During the evening there is time to stroll around the town and make a longer visit the following morning.

Waiting for the lock at MarlowOur last day of cruising takes us to Caversham, through some excellent scenery including the Post Box folly at Sonning Bridge.  We still havn’t ascertained why there should be a post box on the bridge arch. Our evening mooring is at Caversham and disembarkation is the following morning.

In summary this is a cruise with visits and views including a folly. Lets hope we don’t need a brolly!

Hotel Boat Kailani
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