Wallingford Bridge: A Popular Photo Spot In Oxfordshire
I consider myself lucky because I’ve got this opportunity to stay in England - the country is filled with beautiful landscapes that you couldn’t resist capturing with your camera. From historical buildings to tranquil villages and picturesque lakes, this place has so much to offer to its visitors. Whilst in England, there are two things you should not miss - visiting the English countryside and capturing gorgeous pictures.
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Are you a person who loves architecture, the countryside, waterfalls, and castles? If yes, then you should visit England once in your life. Brimming with history and charm, this country is made for those who love the outdoors. No matter how big or small, each town of England has one or more historic architectures, monuments, or old castles, attracting visitors from all over the world to explore the rich history of the UK. This time, we decided to visit the famous Wallingford bridge, one of the historic architectures and a very popular photo spot In Wallingford, Oxfordshire.
I consider myself lucky because I’ve got this opportunity to stay in England - the country is filled with beautiful landscapes that you couldn’t resist capturing in your camera. From historical buildings to tranquil villages and picturesque lakes, this place has so much to offer to its visitors. Whilst in England, there are two things you should not miss - visiting the English countryside and capturing gorgeous pictures.
What is Wallingford famous for?
Nestled on the banks of the River Thames, Wallingford is a picturesque and historic market town in England. This is a small, yet beautiful town - perfect for a day trip. Apart from the historical architecture, few other things add more charm to this town:
While in Wallingford you can explore some of England’s most lovely and historic countryside on foot or on cycle.
If you are a fan of murder mystery fiction then Wallingford has some interesting stories about this. The famous English crime novelist Agatha Christie lived in a Georgian house on the edge of Wallingford until she died in 1976. Her remains are buried in a nearby village, Cholsey. It is believed that she took inspiration from local landmarks and residents in Winterbrook (an area on the southern edge of Wallingford) for stories such as Miss Marple.
More recently, Wallingford is used as one of the prominent locations to film the popular British crime drama TV series Midsomer Murders.
About Wallingford Bridge
Wallingford Bridge is a medieval road bridge over the River Thames in England that connects Wallingford and Crowmarsh Gifford, Oxfordshire. Wallingford was important historically because of its excellent ford. This ford was used by William the Conqueror and his armies on his journey to London after his victory at Hastings in 1066. Today the same crossing place has one of the finest bridges over the River Thames and is popularly known as the Wallingford bridge.
This impressive bridge allows you to step back in time as It is built in the 14th century. The length of this bridge is 900 feet (270 m) and it has 19 arches. In 1646, four arches were removed so a drawbridge could be built during the siege of the Wallingford castle in the Civil War of 1646. These were replaced with timber structures until repair in 1751.
Today this road bridge experiences some heavy traffic. There are vantage points on the northern side of the bridge to enjoy some great River Thames views and lovely meadows in the summers.
Our Visit to the Wallingford Bridge
England looks more beautiful during summers and that makes it the perfect season to visit riversides, lakes, beaches, or waterfalls. We chose to visit this bridge to enjoy a river sidewalk and a family picnic. The best part of this location is that there is dedicated parking for visitors near the bridge.
Wallingford Road Bridge
Walking over the bridge in itself a wonderful experience. You can see people kayaking and boating, children swimming and playing in the river water. This place allows you to click some awesome pictures to flaunt on social media or to treasure them as lovely memories.
River Thames From Wallingford Bridge
River Thames view from the Bridge
River Thames, England
Things to do near Wallingford Bridge
When you are visiting this bridge you can do some more fun things nearby:
Enjoy the long river walks
Riverside Park and Pools, Wallingford, South Oxfordshire offer a heated outdoor pool ideal for a family day out with a Splash Park for children.
Camping in the prebooked camping site near the riverside park
Picnic and barbecue in the riverside park
Swimming in the river water
Hire a boat and enjoy the lovely view of the English countryside
Take a stroll to the Wallingford town square and the high street
There is a good range of eating places and pubs to enjoy with friends
Capture stunning pictures through your camera
Visit the St Peter’s Church
Visit the Wallingford Museum, housed in a Tudor house in High Street, Wallingford, Oxfordshire. The museum has an extensive collection relating to the town’s history. Displays include archaeology, Wallingford Castle, and the town in medieval and Victorian times. A free audio tour is available.
High Street, Wallingford
St Peter’s Church, Wallingford
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