Return Cruise to Mapledurham House & Mill

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 Walk Around 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.


This trip will not be running in 2018 as we are informed Mapledurham House and grounds will not be open to the public. We hope to re-commence a service to the house in the future and will update this page as soon as we know more. 


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 one of the nearby woodland paths rising above the Thames valley.

You will be met on our arrival by a member of staff  from Mapledurham House who can sell you the tickets for house and mill or, once ashore, with our boat and landing ticket you may explore the grounds at no additional charge. 

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
  • Cream tea and cake

Things to see & do

  • Walk around Mapledurham House with guides on hand
  • Watch the miller at work
  • Relax in the gardens
  • A hike through woodland or picnic by the river
  • Indulgent cream 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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