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Address: Mapledurham, Reading RG4 7TR, England
Phone Number: 01189723350
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Description: Mapledurham House is an Elizabethan mansion on the edge of the...
Mapledurham House is an Elizabethan mansion on the edge of the Oxfordshire/Berkshire borders. Bordered by the river Thames, it is a most beautiful and unspoilt part of South Oxfordshire. Together with the last working watermill on the river Thames and the newly installed Archimedes screw turbine, Mapledurham is well worth a visit. Open from Easter until the end of September on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays and on Sunday afternoons in October.
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Lovely grounds

Visit the flour mill and estate home in lovely country surroundings. Take time for tea and scones on picnic area. Beautiful surroundings.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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English first
United States
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138 reviews 138 reviews
33 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Visit the flour mill and estate home in lovely country surroundings. Take time for tea and scones on picnic area. Beautiful surroundings.

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Adderbury, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This was a Red letter day gift for my daughter, and included a helicopter ride. We did the ride first and then went to the house. We saw the Water Mill old and rustic in the most beautiful surroundings. Cream teas were amazing and reasonable priced. The house is a must see with an amazing history. Well worth a visit... More 

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Mapledurham H, Manager at Mapledurham House, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review. Its always so nice to read peoples lovely comments! Please do visit again another time. Kind regards ~~ Lola Andrews More 

London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
47 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Parked the canoe up here for a camping evening in March - what a lovely place! We didn't get a chance to look at the house due to the time we arrived, but the grounds we camped on were really nice and peaceful. Good facilities for water and toilets - basic but perfect for what we needed. Make sure you... More 

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Mapledurham H, Manager at Mapledurham House, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review. I am pleased we were able to accomodate you as we dont do much camping these days - always worth enquiring for though! I hope you can visit another day to see the house and watermill. Kind regards ~~ Lola Andrews More 

Camberley
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

On a deal with Travelzoo. Boat trip, Tour of the House,& Mill, Cream tea was of generous proportion. lovely!!

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Mapledurham H, Manager at Mapledurham House, responded to this review

So pleased you had a good time here with us at Mapledurham. Please do visit again in the future ~~Kind regards, Lola Andrews More 

Point Piper, NSW
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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

She and I saw how close Mapledurham was from Reading - at least as the crow flies - but we did get there, eventually driving not much more than 30 minutes. A great place to visit especially the working mill, much better explained than other examples, eg in East Anglia. As others have said, the house was nice but only... More 

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Mapledurham H, Manager at Mapledurham House, responded to this review

So pleased you had a good time - Mapledurham is a very special place! You are quite right - its amazing how close we are to Reading - yet how far away! I do hope we can welcome you back another time. Kind regards ~~ Lola Andrews More 

Witney, United Kingdom
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245 reviews 245 reviews
135 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We had a tour both of the house and the watermill led by the miller, who did an interesting and informed tour. The inside of the house had various pictures and old furniture as you would expcet, but it was nice to see that it was still lived in and also used to run the whole estate. You have to... More 

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Mapledurham H, Manager at Mapledurham House, responded to this review

I am delighted you enjoyed the tours. You certainly had an excellent guide in Corry! I will make sure Mr. Eyston sees your comments - he always appreciates it when some one acknowledges the huge amount of work he has undertaken to put and keep this lovely house in a condition to be able to open to the public. Kind... More 

Reading, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We came across information that there was to be a World war2 reenactment and the tickets were very reasonable. Well it was a fun pack and very interesting day with every item use in war time and an insight to how civilians back here had to muck in and how they managed with the rationing and bombing. There were 3... More 

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Mapledurham H, Manager at Mapledurham House, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review - it was amazing wasnt it. We are indeed planning for next year so please do keep an eye on the website for dates etc. Kind regards ~~ Lola Andrews More 

Woking, Surrey
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We do not usually go to reconstruction events but had wanted to go Mapledurham House for a long time. In spite of being a very cold day, the enthusiasm of all the people taking part in the reconstruction weekend was a real eye opener and of very high quality and a real touch of the 1940s. The food on offer... More 

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Mapledurham H, Manager at Mapledurham House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments. We were thrilled with the weekend - lovely to see so many people here. Please do keep an eye on the website for future events (including next years war). Kind regards ~~ Lola Andrews More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Was a great open day which was very well executed. Muddy in places and lack of seating made tired little legs hurt. House and grounds are worth the visit even though not much of it can be seen though as its still lived in, saying that id like to keep some of it locked away from the public if it... More 

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Mapledurham H, Manager at Mapledurham House, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I am sorry little legs got tired - there was a lot to see wasnt there? I do hope we can welcome you back to Mapledurham in the future. Kind regards ~~ Lola Andrews More 

Berkshire UK
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184 reviews 184 reviews
52 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My wife and I have just returned from a day out at Mapledurham House and Water Mill, both of which we enjoyed enormously despite the typically cold windy Easter weather. However what made the day even more enjoyable was the huge World War 2 display, re-enactments and demonstrations that were going on in the grounds. We saw people dressed up... More 

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Mapledurham H, Manager at Mapledurham House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely review and I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. We were all delighted with the event - so brilliant. We hope to repeat it again next year so please do keep an eye on the website. Kind regards ~~ Lola Andrews More 

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