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Local Attractions

Hurley House is surrounded by stunning countryside, beautiful towns and historic places to visit. For ideas and inspiration on places to see during your stay please see our top recommendations below


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Temple Golf Course

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Hobbs of Henley

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Chiltern Valley Winery

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River & Rowing Museum

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Stonor Pork

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Rebellion Brewery

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Windsor Castle

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Royal Ascot

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Just 5 minutes down the road, explore the quaint town of Hurley. This rural agricultural village situated on the river Thames is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Hurley is often used as a mooring for barges and motor launches, or by campers. The weir at Hurley Lock is considered the premier venue in the UK for freestyle kayaking. Cricket has been played in Hurley for over 100 years.

A riverside picnic scene in the James Bond film From Russia with Love was filmed near the village.

The priory and parts of the village have been used as locations for the mystery series Midsomer Murders.

Temple Golf Club is ranked as the 10th best golf course in the county by the website Top 100 Golf Courses. With stunning views over Marlow and the Thames Valley, it provides a picturesque backdrop for the challenging 18 holes of golf.

Built on land once owned by The Knights Templar, The Temple Links, as the course was first known, was designed in 1909 by Open Champion Willie Park Junior.

Built in 1909, the Clubhouse retains much of its original character and offers a welcoming atmosphere where members and visitors can enjoy a relaxing drink or great meal.

Telephone: 01628 824795

Only five miles from Hurley House and nestled in a valley in the Chilterns, you’ll find the delightful 12th-century market town of Henley-on-Thames.

Henley’s historic centre is just a few minutes’ walk from The River Thames from where you can walk along the Thames Path, hire a rowing or motorboat or just relax and watch the world go by.

Home to the Royal Regatta, quirky independent shops and a peppering of museums and galleries.

Hobbs of Henley boast 147 years’ of experience in their family firm and have the largest fleet on the Thames.

If you’d like to explore Britain’s most historic river or just relax and let the world drift by there’s no better way to start than with a boat trip.

Whatever your requirements are afloat, Hobbs of Henley can supply it. If your small party wants to experience the river with the minimum of effort then reserve one of their chauffeured launches. If you have a larger group or wedding party , or are looking for a company event or conference with a difference, ask them about chartering one of their larger vessels. They can provide the full service from bar and catering to entertainment and event management.

Telephone: 01491 572035

Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Old Luxters is home to 'Chiltern Valley Wines', its Vineyard, Winery, Old Luxters Brewery, Liqueur making facilities and cellar shop. Their first vines were planted in 1982 on the slopes of the Chiltern Hills, surrounded by beech woodland and overlooking the beautiful Hambleden Valley near Henley-on-Thames.

Since their first harvest in 1984, they have produced an increasing range of fine, award-winning English wines to delight the eye and excite the palate. With scores of awards and commendations in blind-tasted national and international competitions, their wines have gained an enviable reputation for quality both here and abroad.

Offering tours and wine tastings, a visit to Chiltern Valley Winery and Brewery should be at the top of your list.

Telephone: 01491 638330

One of the UK’s leading independent Museums, the River & Rowing Museum has over 114,000 visitors a year

The Museum opened in 1998 to celebrate the River, the international sport of Rowing and the town of Henley on Thames.

Running a lively programme of temporary and visiting exhibitions, the Museum works with partners such as the National Portrait Gallery, the V&A and the Hayward Gallery in London.

Situated alongside the river in Henley on Thames, the building, designed by the acclaimed architect Sir David Chipperfield, was designated Royal Fine Arts Commission Building of the Year in 1999. The oak, glass and steel design combines the influence of local boathouses and Oxfordshire barns with a strong modernist approach and was described by him as a ‘resolution between convention and invention’.

Telephone: 01491 415600

The real history of Stonor is a history of characters. For over 850 years the family have left their mark in both private and public life. The faces looking out from the portraits around the house tell stories of service to the country, family life and great curiosity of the expanding world.

The lush parkland of Stonor is set in a dramatic, sweeping valley deep within the heart of the Chiltern Hills. Visitors are invited to explore the three gardens – from the ponds and fountains of the 17th Century Italianate Pleasure Garden to the old Kitchen Garden designed and nurtured by Lady Camoys and the eclectically treed Arboretum. It’s a truly mesmerizing setting.

Stonor is also home to one of the most ancient deer herds in Britain. Always nearby though often elusive, our graceful fallow deer have grazed the park since medieval times when the fragrant, thyme-flavoured Stonor Venison was much prized at court.

Telephone: 01491 638587

The pretty riverside town of Marlow is located just 3 miles away.

Its most famous landmark is the 19th-century suspension bridge, designed by William Tierney Clark, who used a similar design for his bridge linking Buda and Pest in Hungary.

The town offers a vast array of independent shops, cafes, bars and restaurants plus lovely riverside walks.

Every June the Marlow Town Regatta and Festival takes place providing two days of rowing and entertainment.

After the closure of the Wethered's Brewery in 1988, Rebellion revived Marlow's brewing heritage, producing their first beer in 1993.

Using premium ingredients, traditional methods and embracing modern technology, Rebellion is committed to producing a wide range of beers that are not only consistent in their quality but also taste fantastic.

They proudly distribute the beers to pubs within 30 miles. With a busy brewery shop selling their beers, a membership club with 4500 active members and monthly social nights with up to 1,000 visitors, the Rebellion Brewery is at the heart of Marlow's beer loving community.

Telephone: 01628 476594

The largest and oldest inhabited castle in the world and the Queen’s favourite weekend home.

Founded by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, it has since been the home of 39 monarchs.

Originally designed to protect Norman dominance around the outskirts of London and oversee a strategically important part of the River Thames, Windsor Castle was built as a motte-and-bailey, with three wards surrounding a central mound.

Windsor Castle was used as a refuge by the royal family during the Luftwaffe bombing campaigns of the Second World War and survived a fire in 1992.

Telephone: 0303 123 7304

Royal Ascot is a highlight of the summer social season and is certainly a must-attend event of the year and a quintessentially British day out.

These are five days made for socialising. Experience all the elements of Royal Ascot in 2019: the racing, the pageantry, the dining and the style!

Spectacular heritage, unparalleled racing, high fashion, fine-dining and pageantry come together to create an unforgettable experience in a unique setting.

Every day of the Royal Ascot meeting – from Tuesday to Saturday – is attended by The Queen and members of the royal family.

The Queen is a dedicated racehorse owner and has attended every Royal Ascot during her reign.

Telephone: 0344 346 3000

If theme parks are your thing, then you will love visiting LEGOLAND, built on the site of the previous Windsor Safari Park.

Which child does not dream of becoming a knight, an explorer, a test driver or a pilot and entering into a fascinating world of adventure? At the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort there are over 55 rides and attractions where children can fly through the treetops to escape fearsome dragons, ride the thrilling rapids with a Viking fleet, join LEGO® divers on a magical underwater adventure on Atlantis Submarine Voyage or enjoy the UK’s only LEGO® Star Wars™ Miniland Model Display.

The LEGOLAND park has lots to offer for families with children between the ages of 3 and 12 looking for adventure – enough for several days of fun and action.

Telephone: 0871 222 2001