What to see and do in Wallingford

Whether you are planning a day trip or a longer stay there is plenty to see and do.

Castle Gardens and Meadows
Explore the site of one of England's strongest and most important castles. Crumbling castle ruins, earthworks and ramparts set in beautifully managed gardens.
Agatha Christie
Learn more about Wallingford's former resident Agatha Christie, an English crime novelist, short story writer and playwright. Take our Trail which takes you around Wallingford and nearby Cholsey to visit sites linked with Agatha or visit the museum where many mementos and exhibits are on display.
Midsomer Murders
Fans of the popular TV Series Midsomer Murders will recognise Wallingford as Causton, home to main character Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby. You can explore the filming locations around Wallingford Town on foot using our trail guide and the surrounding area by car using the driving trail guide.
Cholsey and Wallingford Railway
A preserved former Great Western Railway branch line. Trains run on selected weekends and bank holidays throughout the year and where available are steam hauled. Visit one of its special events such as vintage and Santa weekends.
Wallingford Museum
Visit the gem of Wallingford, the museum is packed with Wallingford's rich history. Perfect for the whole family there are many exhibits for all to enjoy on Wallingford History, it's famous residents, as a filming location and also new for 2021 a model of how Wallingford Castle would have looked.
Riverside Splashpark and Swimming Pool
Take a dip in the outdoor heated pool and splash park located alongside the River, adjacent to the magnificent Wallingford Bridge. Also a perfect spot for a picnic.
The Corn Exchange
Situated in Wallingford's market place, the Corn Exchange stages theatre, cinema, music and comedy throughout the year.
Town Trails
There are plenty of town trails and surrounding areas to take, including walking, cycling, historical, wheelchair friendly and driving trails. You can pick up guides from the Town Information Centre.
Wallingford is an old historic market town and is well reowned for its collection of independent and boutique shops as well as many antique shops and also the regular markets that take place such as the Charter and Independent Market.
River Thames
Wallingford was important historically because its excellent ford and today the same crossing place has one of the finest bridges over the River Thames. Wander along the Thames Path from Wallingford to Benson Lock or take a boat trip. A great way to take in the beautiful countryside.
Wittenham Clumps
Enjoy stunning panoramic views of South Oxfordshire. The iconic landscape of the Wittenham Clumps is made up of Castle Hill and Round Hill with a newly created wildflower meadow, local wildlife and ancient archaeological features. Located close to Wallingford.