The nearest town to Shillingridge Glamping, this picturesque town has lots of boutique shops and restaurants.
Walk down the high street into Higginson Park, along the river back up to the church overlooking the weir then pop into Burgers the artisan bakery for afternoon tea. They can also supply an afternoon tea delivered to your lodge.
Home to the world-famous rowing regatta. Henley’s riverside location is surrounded by a Chiltern landscape of wooded hills and green fields.
Take a stroll along the river and visit the River and Rowing museum then treat yourself to something delicious at the Chocolate Cafe https://chocolatecafehenley.co.uk
Henley hosts several festivals find out more https://www.visitchilterns.co.uk/market-towns/henley-on-thames.html
The first thing you notice when you arrive in Windsor is the castle. Founded in Norman times by William the Conqueror, Windsor Castle acts as a Royal residence for the Queen and has been home to 39 monarchs during its illustrious history. The State Apartments are a sight to behold, while the Changing of the Guard ceremony on selected days is a stunning spectacle of British pageantry. You can walk down the Long Walk and spot the magnificent deer grazing.
This pretty village by the river was the home and often the inspiration for one of the great 20th-century British painters: Stanley Spencer. Born here in 1891, Spencer was so besotted with this 'village in Heaven' that 'Cookham' became his nickname, and many of his paintings depict his neighbours in religious settings. Over 100 of his works are displayed in the gallery devoted to him here, which alone makes the village worth visiting.
Hambleden Village is in the heart of the Hambleden Valley. It has attractive brick and flint cottages, a medieval church and a thriving pub and shop. It is a popular starting point for exploring the Valley, you can head up to the hills or walk alongside the sparkling Hambleden Brook. Then pop into the Stag & Huntsman for some lunch https://thestagandhuntsman.com
Turville is a beautiful village about 4 miles away. It appears in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle of 796 as “Thyrefeld” (meaning “dry field”). Its brick and flint cottages make it a perfect site for film and TV, including “The Vicar of Dibley”. The parish church of St. Mary the Virgin dates from the 1100s. The windmill on the hill is actually in Ibstone and its correct name is the “Cobstone Windmill”. It appeared in the film “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”. For a 6 mile walk with amazing views try Fancy Free walks.
BICESTER SHOPPING VILLAGE
The shopping village at Bicester has grown to become a tourist destination in its own right. The very latest designer outlets offer reduced prices in very cool and chic surroundings.
Shillingridge is situated only 35 miles from the centre of London. Shop, take a trip to the theatre or opera, or visit some of the best museums and visitor attractions the country has to offer.