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Mapledurham House

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Address: Mapledurham, Reading RG4 7TR, England
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+44 118 972 3350
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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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Nice water mill

We visited this place and found out that the movie The Eagle Has Landed was filmed here. Nice to see the river Thames next to the mill.Great time out for a family.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 25, 2016
Philip W
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

A variety of interesting places : the working water mill (seen in The eagle Has Landed film) and the house itself. The gardens are also beautiful. Another good thing is that you can take the boat from Caversham to Mapledurham - saves driving.

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Don't miss the turbine at the mill, generating electricity for the Grid. The grounds are extensive, but there is no path to the other end and wire fences block the way. The house is a bit staid. Part of one room in the house had been roped for us to view, but was blocked by an attendant as someone was... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

We visited this place and found out that the movie The Eagle Has Landed was filmed here. Nice to see the river Thames next to the mill.Great time out for a family.

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Thank Philip W
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

I spent a rainy day here with my mum and really enjoyed wondering around the grounds and house. We had tea and scones in the stables tea room which was lovely. The river side mill next to the car park is also a lovely and worth a visit.

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kent
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

This wonderful estate is a great place to visit with a group - during the week you can have the place to yourself and it is quite enchanting. A picture postcard village, grand house, working watermill, spacious grounds with fabulous views and delightfully small church, all set beside the river Thames. A perfect setting and it makes quite an interesting... More 

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Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

We were a party of four adults and had pre-booked our visit to the house, mill and a boat trip on the river Thames via Travel Zoo which saved us a lot of money. We first went on the one hour boat trip which was very relaxing and there is even a bar on board which made the voyage even... More 

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

Thank you so much for the lovely review - very much appreciated. Mapledurham truly is a special place and I am delighted you enjoyed it so much. I hope we have the pleasure of your company again in the future. Kind regards ~~ Lola Andrews More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

We have a friend staying from Chicago and one of his life long ambitions has been fulfilled today with the help of the very helpful staff at this estate. Being a Black Sabbath fan since their beginning he wanted to have a photo taken by the same watermill that featured on the cover of the first ever Black Sabbath album.... More 

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

You are very welcome. Glad it went well. Kind regards ~~ Lola Andrews More 

London
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35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

In the beautiful countryside at Mapledurham Estate the estate managers are cruelly trapping wild birds using Larsen traps, baited with a live bird. The poor bait bird (a magpie in the trap I saw) is kept confined in a tiny wire cage oudoors in order to attract other wild birds, which then become trapped in the other half of the... More 

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

I have seen many old houses and estates in my time, none have left me feeling moved so much as my visit here. The setting and untouched historical site that has not changed too much over all of its existence draws you into its lure. As a Catholic estate it has seen many changes of religious fervor. Being off the... More 

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review - very much appreciated. I am so pleased you enjoyed your time here and do hope we can welcome you back again in the future Kind regards ~~ Lola Andrews More 

Watford, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

The Mapledurham House entrance is literally at the end of the village road, with no parking, as it is double yellow lined. It is advisable to plan to arrive minutes before or after the opening time of the house. There is a tearoom that offers hot drinks, soup, freshly made sandwiches and very good cakes. The 40 minute boat trip... More 

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

Thank you very much for the kind review. It is very much appreciated when our visitors take the time to make comments. I do hope we can welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards ~~ Lola Andrews More 

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