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Things To Do Around Taplow House Hotel

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We like to think you have the best of both worlds when you come and stay with us; we’re remote enough to be peaceful, but we’re within easy reach of so much to see and do.

London’s less than an hour away, and the likes of Legoland Windsor Resort, Ascot racecourse and Henley-on-Thames are all well placed for visits.

Here are some other recommendations of what to do when you come and stay:

Bekonscot Model Village & Railway

One of the best things to do in Buckinghamshire with the family, this is the oldest original model village in the world, having opened over 90 years ago in 1929. 

Over 15 million visitors have enjoyed the huge model railway, the finely detailed model buildings and 1.5 acres of gardens. 

It’s a great place to discover how England used to be in the 1930s, and by visiting you’re also helping local charities and good causes, who receive money from the model village and railway’s surplus income. Over £5.5 million has been donated to date – an incredible achievement.

Odds Farm Park

Located in Buckinghamshire, near to Junction 2 off the M40 near Beaconsfield, Odds Farm Park is an award-winning family attraction. We’d recommend at least three hours for your trip, as there is so much to do, both indoor and outdoor. There’s hands-on animal learning activities for all ages and abilities - with lots of hand washing facilities to ensure you are all clean after touching the animals. Odds Farm Park also has a gift shop, tea rooms and a coffee bar on site. 

Cliveden Gardens

Cliveden in Buckinghamshire makes for a great day out, with stunning gardens and woodlands overlooking the River Thames. Rich with history, the beautiful gardens and woodlands offer a peaceful retreat to relax. You can explore the grounds that were once graced by dukes, earls and royalty. The gardens have a lot to offer and make for perfect viewing in every season, with flower displays, statues and topiary. The woodland is home to hidden glades, tree-lined avenues and miles of walks to enjoy. 

Thames Boat Trip - Maidenhead to Windsor

The cruise leaves Maidenhead and takes you along “Millionaires’ Row”, home to a host of famous people, before passing through the Bray and Boveney Locks, Oakley Court, Monkey Island, Windsor Racecourse and Windsor Castle. It is one of the best Windsor boat trips.

Advanced online bookings are available with a luxury afternoon tea. Light refreshments are available throughout the journey onboard, as well as bar and toilet facilities.

Kew Gardens

Kew is a UNESCO World Heritage site that’s home to over 50,000 living plants. A visit is also a chance to learn all about the science behind the botanical gardens.

The Savill Garden to the Long Walk and Deer Park

Soak up the stunning views of Windsor Castle and the nearby deer herds. Starting at the Savill Garden, the walk is just over 2.5 miles and takes you to the top of the Copper Horse and Long Walk, from where you can enjoy stunning views over tree canopies and Windsor. Some of the landmarks visible include Wembley Stadium, Eton College and Windsor Castle. 

The History on Wheels Museum

Situated in Windsor is The History on Wheels Museum. This museum opened to the public in 1980 and is home to a collection of motor vehicles. The collection is a mixture of military and civilian vehicles. Some of the collection dates back as far as 1900. It is a perfect day out for those that love cars and history.

Windsor at a glance

Windsor and the surrounding area make for a great day out. There is plenty of stunning countryside, while the town of Windsor and its castle - one of the Queen’s royal residences - stand proud in their close connections to the history of the Royal Family.

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