Henley in Arden Things to Do

  • Things to Do
    by leffe3
  • Things to Do
    by leffe3
  • Things to Do
    by leffe3

Most Recent Things to Do in Henley in Arden

  • leffe3's Profile Photo

    High Street

    by leffe3 Written Aug 1, 2009
    4 more images

    But the real attraction of Henley is simply wandering along the High Street, nipping down little alleyways. With 150 listed buildings (not all open to the public), there's plenty to see. And with so many historic pubs - The Nag's Head, The Blue Bell, The Three Tuns, The White Swan, The Black Swan - there's plenty of opportunities to soak up the atmosphere.

    Was this review helpful?

  • leffe3's Profile Photo

    High Street

    by leffe3 Written Aug 1, 2009
    4 more images

    But the real attraction of Henley is simply wandering along the High Street, nipping down little alleyways. With 150 listed buildings (not all open to the public), there's plenty to see. And with so many historic pubs - The Nag's Head, The Blue Bell, The Three Tuns, The White Swan, The Black Swan - there's plenty of opportunities to soak up the atmosphere.

    Was this review helpful?

  • leffe3's Profile Photo

    The Market Cross

    by leffe3 Updated Aug 1, 2009
    1 more image

    In the 'centre' of the town, where there's the closest Henley has to a village square, is the surviving 15th century market cross - one of the few left in Warwickshire. It's somewhat worn but it has survived the ravages of history, the top having being lost in the late 18th century.

    Was this review helpful?

  • leffe3's Profile Photo

    St John's

    by leffe3 Updated Aug 1, 2009
    2 more images

    Henley's Parish church is St John's, which sits proudly on the main street, it's tower towering (!) over the neighbouring buildings. The original church was built here in 1367, although what we see today, at least on the outside, dates from the 15th century and the Perpendicular style (the first stage is dated from 1448, but a large part of the church was added later in the same century).

    The interior is a different matter altogether, with changes being made throughout its history.

    Was this review helpful?

  • lou31's Profile Photo

    Heritage Centre

    by lou31 Updated Jun 12, 2005

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Old beams, floor boards and furniture

    More about the Heritage Centre. The building itself is the oldest recorded building in Henley. Originally the Joseph Hardy House. Parts of which go back to 1345.
    You can take a walk around the rooms both on the ground and first floor. Lots of old beams and the floor was obviously ancient! Definetely not level and it creaked loudly. I found myself creeping slowly and it was an interesting experience!
    Downstairs they had a model of a castle which was suppose to exist nearby. Memory fails me on the details. They have reconstructed it using historical information and old records.
    There is also a video to watch and the whole place was fascinating.

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • lou31's Profile Photo

    Heritage Centre

    by lou31 Written Jun 12, 2005

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Heritage Centre...a must see

    I visited the Heritage Centre and it stands out as one of my most memorable moments. Firstly because of the charm of the people who ran the place. Secondly because of the interesting rooms and architecture found inside.
    One elderly man had me spellbound as he gave me an historical talk of Henley. Obviously he loved his job and I enjoyed listening to him. I gave him one of my little koala bears and he was so taken with it! Later I was talking to another couple who could not have been more helpful and friendly. People who love their job as these people obviously did are a delight to talk to. I also gave them a koala each and they surprised me by presenting me with a beautiful teddy bear as a gift. I was very touched by this and I think it says alot about Henley and it's people.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • lou31's Profile Photo

    Just poke around!

    by lou31 Written Jun 12, 2005

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Grave yard

    If you wander around you will be delighted by little discoveries. This town really has charm and history. Like when I followed a little laneway to find a small graveyard tucked behind some houses.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • lou31's Profile Photo

    Check out the old pubs.

    by lou31 Written Jun 12, 2005

    3 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Nags Head

    Have a good look at all the old pubs. Some have such character and tell a story of their own. This one had the classic name of "The Nags Head."

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • lou31's Profile Photo

    Discover the architecture

    by lou31 Written Jun 12, 2005

    3 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    You could almost hear the horses!

    While walking around I found many interesting old forms of architecture. There were these old carriage ways along the streets. Obviously for the horse drawn vehicles which would have used them.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Henley in Arden

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

81 travelers online now

Comments

Henley in Arden Things to Do

Reviews and photos of Henley in Arden things to do posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Henley in Arden sightseeing.

View all Henley in Arden hotels