Mapledurham Watermill
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mapledurham house

Take A Guided Tour Of The House, Meander Around The Gardens, Learn About The Working Watermill And Take A Break In The Tea Rooms.

Mapledurham Estate is noted in the Domesday Book and is one of the best kept traditional riverside estates on The Thames. Cruise from Caversham Pier and travel to another world as we dock on the private landing stage in the mill stream.

The more adventurous may like to take a hike on The Thames Path (which is more strenuous than it may sound). We will drop you off at the Mapledurham landing stage around 1445 and return to collect passengers at 1700.

This service is only available on a Sunday. The ticket prices include a landing fee of £2 per person which gives you access to the grounds of the house. The landing feed can be redeemed against the entry fee to the house. Entry to the  house is an additional charge which is payable to the Mapledurham Estate.

This Trip's Great For

  •  Visiting a riverside country estate
  • History lovers , architecture students & film buffs
  • Getting out of the town and hidden in nature
  • Keen walkers
  • Afternoon tea and cake

Things to see & do

  • Take a guided tour of Mapledurham House
  • Watch the miller at work
  • Relax in the gardens
  • A hike through woodland or picnic by the river
  • Indulgent afternoon tea

What you need to know

  • Boarding for this trip is from Caversham Pier or Promenade (next to each other) in front of the Crowne Plaza Hotel near Caversham Bridge. (See map below)
  • We aim to start boarding 10–15 minutes before the scheduled departure time.
  • The Caversham Lady has been designed for wheelchair access, our other vessels are as adapted as possible but do have steps onboard. The Caversham Lady is the most likely vessel to be servicing this trip but we would ask you to contact us in advance to double check. If you have specific requirements please contact us at the time of booking or via phone. We will genuinely do our upmost to assist.
  • We accept card payments onboard and carry both hot and cold drinks and snacks
  • Our skipper and crew are on-hand to help and also for your safety. If you would like any extra information please just ask them when on board.
  • Parking is available nearby in a pay & display car park (free at certain times)

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