Canal Boating from Aldermaston Wharf

Things to do

  • 1
    Windsor Castle - An official residence of HM The Queen Windsor Castle is the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world. Visit the State Apartments and marvel at the vast amount of treasures from the Royal collection. Take a guided tour which gives you a chance to take a glance at life at this magnificent castle.
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    Reading - For a shoppers paradise visit The Oracle which is situated in the heart of the town centre which combines chic boutiques with major department stores. For a vast choice of dining experiences visit one of the many Riverside restaurants, cafes and bars which stretch along banks of the River Kennet.
  • 3
    Oxford - Visit the City of Dreaming Spires and marvel at the unique blend of traditional and modern culture. As well as the beauty of the city's world famous colleges Oxford offers a host of tourist attractions and a vast selection of restaurants and pubs which give this historic city a vibrant and cosmopolitan feel.
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    Highclere Castle - Victorian country house and setting for Downton Abbey with sumptuous rooms, grounds and exhibitions.


  • Directions By Road
    Leave the M4 at junction 12 and at the roundabout take the first exit onto the A4, Bath Road.At the next roundabout take the second exit following A4, Bath Road.Again at the next roundabout take the second exit following A4, Bath Road.At the next roundabout take the second exit following A340, Basingstoke Road.Take a left turn on Wharfside and the marina office is straight ahead.
  • Directions By Rail
    The nearest railway station is Aldermaston which is 300 metres away. For more information about train timetables and ticket costs please go to
  • Nearest Airport
    London Heathrow airport is 40 miles away (45 minutes by car), and Gatwick, Luton and Stansted airports are all linked to Reading by motorway and bus services
  • Local Accommodation
    Please check or for special rates.
  • Taxi Information
    500 Cars - Tel: 0118 9599999
    Ancient Services - Tel: 0118 9714209 Car Hire -
  • Groceries
    Sainsbury's 3 miles away in Tadley - Tel: 0118 9818489
    Waitrose is 5 miles away in Thatcham - Tel: 01635 868113