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“Beautiful”

Boulter's Lock and Ray Mill Island
Ranked #1 of 23 things to do in Maidenhead
Certificate of Excellence
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

We went for a meal, and decided to go for a walk afterwards and came across Raw Mill Island. It really is a beautiful place to have a walk around and would be great for families as there is both a park and some birds and other small animals!

Visited August 2013
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A lovely place”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

I live near Boulters Lock and walk there often, both to walk along the river, watch the boats go through the lock and onto Boulters Island. The island is a little oasis, great for a family visit. On the island Piazza you can get tea, coffee, ice creams of all varieties and the children have a small play area, although there are child activities dotted about the island.

Visited July 2013
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“smashing afternoon out.”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Boulter's Lock is a really a lovely place to visit, apart from being right on the river Thames it has everything there, a cafe, toilets and ice cream van. Feed the ducks and squirrels or just sit and relax up by the weir. Watching all the boats go by in the lock is relaxing it self. Fishing is aloud and we go there often for that reason alone. lovely afternoon by the river.

Visited July 2013
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Boulter's Lock Island”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

It is a lovely lock but that is all there is to see.

Maidenhead does not have much to offer and sadly the people aren't very friend.

I lived there for over 30 years and chose to move away.

I note that most of the reviews are referring to the pub called Boulter's and not Boulter's Lock itself. Even the pub can be a bit hit and miss with the food and the drinks are expensive.

Visited August 2012
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Exmouth, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“nice walk by the thames”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

To get to the island you go over the bridge at boulters lock and cross another bridge beside the hotel, once on the island you are met by geese and ducks. There is a stream running through the middle and a couple of statues. There are aviaries with birds and lots of greedy squirrels which I would advise not to feed! You can walk down to the wire and have a picnic. The toilet facilities are good. It is a peaceful and pleasant place to spend an afternoon. You can sit and watch the boats going through the lock after.

Visited June 2013
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