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Taplow House is the ideal place to escape when visiting Dorney Lake. We’re a period-style country house hotel in Buckinghamshire features a restaurant offering a beautiful British breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner and 32 elegant rooms and suites.

Taplow House is just 10 minutes from Dorney Lake, a purpose-built rowing lake near the village of Dorney and one of the must-see experiences when you’re in this wonderful neck of the woods. Not heard of Dorney Lake, let us tell you a bit more about this amazing place...

Things To Do At Dorney Lake

Escape the hustle and bustle of London and the surrounding cities, and come and experience Dorney Lake. Whether it’s for business or pleasure, the stunning views over the 400 acres of parkland, grounds and world-famous rowing course are something of awe and wonder. Dorney Lake has a wide range of flexible, modern function spaces which are the perfect setting for any event.

For those on a business trip, Dorney Lake offers conferences and meeting facilities,
corporate hospitality, team building sessions - and can even be used as a filming location.

If it’s a leisurely experience or a milestone event that you’re attending such as a wedding, engagement or anniversary party, the Arboretum Parkland is the ideal spot for celebrations. Dorney Lake can create informal barbecues in the sunshine right through to formal fine dining events with champagne reception; whichever occasion you’ll be attending, rest assured your food will be fabulous as it’s prepared fresh by Dorney Lake’s experienced chefs.

If it’s the rowing you’re interested in, Dorney Lake is recognised as one of the finest world rowing and flat-water canoeing venues - it even hosted the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Yes, that’s how good it is.

The venue has hosted 18 international and national events and in addition, Eton College Boat Club is based at the lake all year round; other users include the British Canoeing High Performance Team and 20 other schools which are part of a Junior Aquatics Initiative and train in rowing, canoeing or dragon boating.

Junior rowers, aged nine to 18, can apply individually to join Dorney Boat Club and Eton College also runs summer rowing courses at Dorney Lake.

Where is Dorney Lake?

Dorney Lake is nestled within the picturesque Berkshire countryside in Buckinghamshire, and is just west of Windsor and Eton, close to the River Thames. As it's just 20 minutes from London, Dorney Lake conveniently has direct links to M4 J7 and A404/M40. What’s more, if you’re based with us at Taplow House (well, where else?) you’re just a short 10-minute drive from Dorney Lake.
Your adventure awaits...

Why choose Taplow House Hotel?

After attending a special event or lovely leisurely day out at Dorney Lake, what could be more welcoming than a home cooked meal and an overnight stay in a luxury room featuring period charm and tradition? At Taplow House you’ll find all of this - style, comfort and delicious food in abundance - and we haven’t even got started on the countryside surroundings and incredible views.

Situated in a pretty village on a sleepy stretch of the River Thames, family-owned Taplow House boasts views of the gorgeous Buckinghamshire Countryside. Originally built in 1568, this stunning country house manor is one of tales, history and even home to aristocracy, as it was a private residence before turning into a glorious hotel in 1958.

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