Wallingford is a picturesque market town in South Oxfordshire, situated by the river Thames and close to the Ridgeway, the ancient trackway popular with walkers. The town and surrounding villages offer a range of activities and facilities for all ages.
The town centre offers a range of shops including a Waitrose supermarket and several independent traders. A weekly farmers market dating back to the 12st century is hosted in the town square. There is a fantastic selection of restaurants and cafes, while the Corn Exchange is a thriving centre for theatre, cinema, arts and entertainment.
The river Thames is a hub for leisure activities, featuring a riverside splash park and swimming pool. Benson marina offers moorings, boat and kayak rentals and a popular café and bistro.
Wallingford has a rich history, William the Conqueror built Wallingford Castle shortly after 1066, the castle ruins are available to visit. In more recent times, the town has featured in popular murder mystery fiction. Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple stories were inspired by Wallingford’s landmarks and residents, while the town also features heavily in Midsomer Murders, doubling as the fictional town of Causton, with much of the filming taking place in and around Wallingford.
Wallingford is within 15 miles of Oxford, Reading and Wantage, and directly between the M4 and M40 motorways. Cholsey mainline train station is 3 miles away, with direct links to London and Reading, additionally there are excellent bus links to surrounding towns and cities.