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Why ROW The Thames?

Posted on 13th April 2020

It’s simply the best way to see many of the England’s most iconic sites! By traditional skiff you can explore the quiet backwaters, historic houses and lively towns of the Thames at an easy pace!

From a gentle meandering in the Cotswolds, the River Thames passes beautiful meadows, churches and towns such as Oxford, Henley-on-Thames, Windsor Castle, Kingston-on-Thames, Hampton Court, and of course London.

Described by John Burns as ‘’Liquid History’’, many of England’s most defining historic moments have played out along its banks. With the signing of the Magna Carta in Runnymede in 1215, and the construction by William the conqueror of the Palace at Windsor in 1070, is there any other national waterway which has played such a part in a nation’s history? To this day, great traditions still take place on the river, like the Henley-on-Thames regatta which started in 1839 and the annual ‘Swan-Upping’ event of counting Queen’s swans.

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