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The Grand Ring.

Start From Gayton Marina

From Gayton Marina
Cruising days : 14/21
Cruising hours : 114
Locks : 175

This ultimate route takes two weeks to complete, but includes plenty to see and do over a three week cruise. An extra licence is required when joining the Thames. The river cruising on the Thames is superb, with all locks manned during the daytime. Visit places such as Hampton Court Palace, Windsor, Eton and Henley.

Three weeks gives time to explore The Paddington Arm which goes right up to Little Venice and London Zoo.

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The Grand Ring Canal Boat Holidays Route

Useful Information

Stoke Bruerne Canal museum www.thewaterwaystrust.co.uk

Silverstone Racing Circuit- Website Tel. 0844 3728 200

Woburn safari park Website Tel. 01525 290407

Heart of the Shires Shopping Village www.heartof theshires.co.uk

Milton Keynes Tourist information Website Tel. 01908 677010

Milton Keynes Xscape- home of the real Snow slope where you can toboggan or ski or snowboard, also body flying tunnel & rock climbing. Website Tel. 0871 200 3220

www.snozonemiltonkeynes.com Tel. 0871 2003220

Leighton Buzzard Tourist information www.iloveleightonbuzzard.com

Buckinghamshire Tourist information - www.visitbuckinghamshire.org

London Zoo www.londonzoo.co.uk

Kew Gardens London on the River Thames-one of the worlds greatest botanic gardens Website Tel. 0208-940 1171

Syon House- near Brentford Locks, London, seat of the Duke of Northumberland also contains a  Butterfly House Website

Marble Hill House- Twickenham- a restored Palladian mansion built for George II mistress Website

Ham House- a superb 17th century riverside mansion Website

Hampton Court Palace- River Thames in London- built by Cardinal Wolsey in 1514 and was the grandest private house in England at the time Website

Thorpe Park – Chertsey- one of the countrys first theme parks Website Tel. 0870 444 4466

Runnymede- this historic site is associated with the signing of the Magna carta Website

Windsor castle- The largest inhabited castle in the World www.windsor.gov.uk Tel. 01753-743900

Eton College- dates from 1441 www.etoncollege.com

Dorney Court & Church- a Tudor manor house built 1440 www.dorneycourt.co.uk Tel. 01628 604638

Stanley Spencer Art Gallery- Cookham www.stanleyspencer.org.uk Tel. 01628 471885

Fawley Court- Henley on Thames  Polish Museum www.ukattractions.com Tel. 01491 574917

Tourist Information for Henley on Thames www.visithenley-on-thames.co.uk

Tourist information for South Oxfordshire www.visitsouthoxfordshire.co.uk

Basildon House- near Goring- the most splendid Palladian mansion in Berkshire www.nationaltrust.org

The Cholsey & Wallingford Steam Railway www.cholsey-wallingford-railway.com

Tourist Information- Wallingford Tel. 01491 826972

General Tourist information www.aboutbritain.com

Oxford Tourist information - www.oxfordcity.co.uk or www.visitoxford.org

Tourist Information for North oxfordshire www.visitnorthoxfordshire.com

Banbury Tourist information Website

Northamptonshire Tourist information www.explorenorthamptonshire.co.uk

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