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“unusual and well known” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Boulter's Lock and Ray Mill Island

Boulter's Lock and Ray Mill Island
Ranked #1 of 22 things to do in Maidenhead
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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273 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“unusual and well known”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2013

After crossing over the Thames at Boulters Lock you come to this lovely island . It is interesting with many plants and flowers. You can watch the various boats on the river and the many variety of birds on the river including lovely swans.

Visited August 2013
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“great place to go”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

Park in the nearby car park, walk past the lock with all its activity and over the bridge and you are in a peaceful island, surrounded by water. Ideal for the kids with an abundance of ducks and geese to feed, play area and open space to run around. Walk up to the top end to see the weir.

Visited August 2013
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Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Wonderful...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

This hidden 'Island' is tranquil, restful and a must for visitors to the Riverside area of Maidenhead... Start of with watching the boats go through the loch before a short walk onto the Island with it's mix of Animals including Ducks, Guinea Pigs, and Rabbits there is the various Aviary's with a variety of Bird species... Walk around, wonder at the waterfall or the calm backwater, even enjoy a coffee or tea in the Italian Piazza though a bit costly, worth It. Plus after seeing all that water, the toilets were clean & modern

Visited September 2013
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

Nice park beside the Thames. Many ducks, geese etc. for kids to feed (watch where you tread). Hotel/Pub is an old mill so the park sits between the river and the head race. Stand on the terrace for spectacular views from the middle of the Thames. Private jetty if you arrive by boat.

Visited May 2013
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Beautiful location For A Picnic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

Walked here many times and had picnics. Very child friendly. The Rover Thames runs by and at Boulters Lock always a long boat or two going through. Roll on the summer!!!

Visited August 2013
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