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Stately Homes and Gardens of England Black Taxi Tour from London
"Start your day being collected from your central London hotel in your own private iconic London taxi. Leaving London head out to the first major stop- Bowood House.Bowood House sits within 100 acres of beautifully landscaped ‘Capability’ Brown Parkland a than at Bowood? Deemed to be one of the finest examples in the country with a flowing mix of plantations and sweeping lawns leading down to a winding mile-long lake. The Bowood landscape has an exceptionally interesting history which will be revealed in which will be displayed in The Orangery of Bowood House. You will explore not only the house but the gardens. See the gardens ablaze with colour from abundant rhododendrons azaleas and marigolds a spectacle not to be missed. Wander the house and view the rooms and wonderful historical memorabilia . The house is a mix of Georgian Architecture and historical treasures such as Queen Victoria's wedding chair and Napoleon's death mask plus a host of other fascinating historical features. Leaving Bowood behind you can now choose your second half of the day. Choose from a visit to one of the following: Blenheim Pal Greys Court
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Private Day Tour of the Cotswolds: Pub Tales
"As soon as you step off the train at Moreton-in-Marsh you'll be transported to another place and time. This unique tour focuses on the contribution of pubs and inns over centuries to the rise of the Cotswolds but that doesnt mean you'll miss any of the traditional sights or hidden gems - quite the opposite in fact!You'll witness stunning scenery amazing architecture and have a chance to explore towns and villages for yourself. Your personal guide will show you points of interest and impart local knowledge - some is fascinating historical fact some is questionable myth...!The pubs you'll visit during the course of the day include a coaching inn that was Tolkien's inspiration for an iconic Inn from the Lord of the Rings another that claims to be oldest hotel in England and yet another that was the scene of a legendary punch up between two rival wool merchants. All pubs are in picturesque towns set among stunning landscapes and offer high quality locally brewed a seasonal produce. You will get to appreciate the countryside the architecture and the people while making frequent stops at traditional pubs for breaks
From GBP380.00
 
Private Day Tour of the Cotswolds: The Tales of the Cross
"As soon as you step off the train at Moreton-in-Marsh you'll be transported to another place and time. This unique tour focuses on churches: beautiful buildings with fascinating history and stories unmarked tombs macabre tales questionable interpretations of the bible hidden passages bored sheepdogs pagan rituals and in one case - the inspiration for Tolkien to write the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.You will centre on the contribution of churches and religion through the centuries to the rise of the Cotswolds
From GBP380.00

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Modern Architecture

In stark contrast to the Victorian red brick constructions of the late 19th century, 21st century Reading is the "Rotterdam of the UK". Many of the companies that the town hosts these days are true...
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Victorian Architecture

Despite the many modern steel, glass and concrete (in whichever order you prefer) buildings around the town centre the "Red Brick" Reading is still one of the town's most stunningly visual features.In...
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: Salisbury

Salisbury is the administrative centre of Wiltshire, in Southern England. It is a market town with varied industries, amongst which are the famous Wilton Carpet factories. Salisbury was founded in...
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Windsor

Windsor is obviously best known to the visitor for its famous castle, which is still used as a main Royal residence by the Queen and the Royal Family. Sir Christopher Wren built the Town Hall*, and a...
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Didcot

>Didcot is rather a non-descript town. The building of the Great Western Railway from London to the West Country sparked its growth in the 19th century. After 160 years since the passing of the...
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Reading

Reading is the administrative centre of Berkshire, on the River Kennet, near its influx to the Thames.Reading is a market centre with engineering, brewing, and biscuit and seed industries. It was...
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Reading Amateur Regatta

In mid June, Reading Amateur Regatta along the banks of the River Thames in Reading. In 2005, the Regatta will take place on Saturday 11th June 2005 and Sunday 12th June 2005.The Saturday sees crews...
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Rivers

There are two rivers running through Reading -- the Thames where there are lots of rowers and swans and the Kennet where it connects up to a canal. Walk along the River Kennet and you will find the...
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Hexagon

The Hexagon is a central venue in Reading, and is used primarily for theatrical productions and concerts. It has played host to snooker tournaments, exhibitions and many other events.As well as these...
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.. leave immediately - they're...

.. leave immediately - they're a funny bunch over there you know. An old local law stipulates that interaction with foreigners is strictly prohibited.. I've heard they smell funny too.. geee lemme...
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The Oscar Wilde walk

Visit the Oscar Wilde walk and the ruins of the Abbey. The Walk on the Wilde side is, appropriately, between an arm of the River Kennet and the walls of the prison ('Reading Gaol') and is a haven of...
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You have to visit Henley. It...

You have to visit Henley. It is the home of the world famous Royal Regatta and where the Olympic rowing team is based. The town is situated in a valley in the Chilterns next to the Thames and looks...
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There is a Kebab Shop on the...

There is a Kebab Shop on the main road from the Railway Station heading past the Holiday Inn into Caversham. They do really good value food, esp. kebabs and the best thing is to pick a really hot...
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Go on a Narrowboat and cruise...

Go on a Narrowboat and cruise at your own leisure and speed. Setting off for our first trip, we were a little apprehensive of the locks.
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Richfield Avenue, Reading, United Kingdom
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Oxford Road, (Formerly "Renaissance Reading Hotel"), Reading, Berkshire, RG1 7RH, United Kingdom
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Madejski Stadium, Junction 11, M4, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 0FL, United Kingdom
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Caversham Bridge Richfield Ave, (formerly Holiday Inn), Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8BD, United Kingdom
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25b Friar Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1DP, United Kingdom
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25 A. Friar St., Reading Station, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1DP, United Kingdom
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Things to Do Near Reading

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Stratfield Saye House

The stables at Stratfield Saye, which are contemporary with the original 17th century house, contain an exhibition about the life of the First Duke, including items from his time in India, a press...
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Dorchester Abbey

Built on the site of two earlier Saxon cathedrals, little remains of this important and once prosperous Augustinian priory. However, the existing abbey church dates from around 1140, and is full of...
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Days Lock

Being located in a typical English landscape of hills and dales, meadows, pastures and the Thames meandering through it, Dorchester makes an ideal base for a little hike along the river. Leave the...
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Hughenden Manor

Hughenden Manor is the former home of Victorian novelist and Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, which he bought in 1848. It is located a mile or two outside the town. Part of the parkland is now owned...
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Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

This museum is partly about the life of Roald Dahl, and partly about the process of creative writing. It celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2015. New exhibits have been added since the first time I...
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The Ridgeway

The Ridgeway is a 250-mile long prehistoric trackway which probably originally ran from the Dorset coast to the Wash, following high ground which made both travelling and navigating easier. The route...
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