Henley Bridge - Photo:
An attractive, atmospheric
riverside town in the Chiltern Hills, Henley
boasts an 18th century five-arched bridge over
the Thames but is internationally famous for
its Royal Regatta which draws crowds of
blazer-clad rowing enthusiasts each summer.
The regatta course is the longest straight
stretch on the river.
The town grew up as a river crossing and as a
port supplying goods to London. It is full of
Georgian buildings and has a number of old
St. Mary’s Church has a 16th century chequerwork
tower while a porch links it to a 14th century