There are plenty of places to see and visit around Eaton Hastings. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Eaton Hastings is a region where 17 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 17 Attractions around Eaton Hastings

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    Buscot Lock is the smallest of the 45 locks on the Thames. The manual beam-equipped pound lock was built in 1790, today it looks just as it did more than …

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    Edvard
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    The House.

    Hiking Highlight

    The House
    Buscot Park is the family home of Lord Faringdon, who looks after the property on behalf of the National Trust, as well as the family collection of pictures, …

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    Edvard
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    Walled Garden.

    Hiking Highlight

    The present Lord Faringdon has, since 1978, transformed what was a grand, but largely redundant, eighteenth-century kitchen garden into a fine ornamental garden with a strong structure, within which a …

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    Edvard
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    Whereas many villages seem deserted during the day, Buscot is often busy with visitors to the lock and picnic site beside the river, or taking advantage of the tea room …

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    Edvard
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    Roadbridge carrying Thames Street (A361) over River Thames and toll
    house. 1792, when Thames Street laid out. Dressed stone. Bridge
    about 6m wide with coped wall about lm high following …

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    Edvard
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    Walking path bridge

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Gorgeous little spot, perfect for a snack stop and to freshen up, the water is so clear you just want to jump in on a hot day!

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    Alex
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    Peto Water Garden.

    Hiking Highlight

    Designed by Harold Peto, who was, in his day, the leading exponent of formal Italianate garden design, the Water Garden was laid out in 1904 for the 1st Lord Faringdon, …

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    Edvard
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    Obelisk Sundial.

    Hiking Highlight

    Obelisk/Sundial created by Sir Mark Lennox-Boyd to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.
    Fashioned of Portland stone and green slate by Fergus Wessel of Stone Workshop and mounted …

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    Edvard
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    St Lawrence Church.

    Running Highlight

    The building which you see now, was completed in 1476; but there was certainly a Church on the same site before that. Only small fragments of this earlier church remain …

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    Edvard
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    Shrivenham

    Hiking Highlight

    Small, picturesque village near Swindons. On clear weather with a view of the Uffington White Horse Hill. Good and inexpensive base station for excursions, for example to Swindon, Oxford, Bath, Bourton-on-the-Water, ...

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    Hendrik
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    This Grade I-listed church has Anglo-Saxon origins but most of the current structure was built around 1205. Mostly unchanged since the medieval era, it is now a redundant church in …

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    Dan
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    St. John's Lock

    Hiking Highlight

    When you pass St John's Lock, the furthest upstream lock on the River Thames, it is traditional to pay your respects to Old Father Thames. This statue was commissioned in …

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    Dan
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    Pillbox FW3/22 Buscot.

    Running Highlight

    This pillbox is of type FW3/22. During the Second World War, these bunkers were used for the defense of England against a possible enemy invasion. This bunker is one of …

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    Edvard
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    Ha'penny Bridge

    Hiking Highlight

    Ha'penny Bridge is an old stone bridge with a small toll house that was built in 1792. The halfpenny toll to use the bridge was abolished in 1839 after a …

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    Dan
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    Terracotta Warriors.

    Hiking Highlight

    The seventeen Terracotta Warriors guarding the stairway are exact replicas of the five different ranks of the Great Army discovered at Lingtong, Xi'an, China.

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    Edvard
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    Aston Pottery Cafe

    Road Cycling Highlight

    This is one of my favorite cafes to visit. Lots of space both inside and out. It is a beautiful setting especially when the gardens are in full bloom. The …

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    Niall
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    Pillbox FW3/22 Lechlade.

    Running Highlight

    This pillbox is of type FW3/22, is part of the GHQ Red Stop line and is located on the northern bank of the River Thames. During the Second World War, …

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    Edvard

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