The first settlers in Wallingford were drawn here by the River Thames – and the river is still one of Wallingford’s great attractions.
There’s plenty more besides to enjoy – Wallingford boasts an appealing town centre with a great selection of independent shops, regular local markets and a range of restaurants, cafes and hostelries. There are also all kinds of fascinating corners of Wallingford to explore with beautiful villages and South Oxfordshire countryside all around.
Did you know that Midsomer Murders is filmed in the area and that Causton is the fictional location of Wallingford?
Or that Agatha Christie lived in Wallingford and wrote her characters and stories around local landmarks. She is buried in nearby Chelsea.