Wallingford is an ancient market town and civil parish in the upper Thames Valley. The town was transferred to Oxfordshire for the purposes of administration in 1974. The town’s royal Wallingford Castle held high status in the early medieval period as a regular royal residence. Wallingford is well known to a number of celebrities, including Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker, and mystery writer Agatha Christie, posing as the fictional town of Causton in the television detective drama Midsomer Murders.
Wallingford has a select amount of exceptional schools in the area. They include St John’s primary school, Fir tree junior school and St Nicholas infant school. The secondary school in the area is Wallingford school, formerly Wallingford Grammar School.
The bus services for the town are operated by Thames Travel, the third largest bus operator in Oxfordshire. They have a fleet of over 50 vehicles, carrying 1.25 million passengers per year.
In Wallingford these buses include:
- The X39/X40 between Oxford and Reading
- The X2 for Didcot to Oxford, via Abington
In Wallingford, there is no consistent railway service. At Wallingford Station, the trains run on weekends and bank holidays between April and September, as well as Christmas. The closest consistent railway station to Wallingford is in Cholsey, which is located about three miles away.
Wallingford is popular for its large number of independent shops, which adds to the unique character of the town. On the High Street, you will find national chain stores comfortably trading side by side with local independently owned retailers. There are many sports teams located in Wallingford, with the main one being Wallingford Town F.C. There are also a rugby union club, hockey club, rowing club, cricket and tennis clubs, all of which (besides the rowing club) are located in the multi-purpose sports facility, Hithercroft Park.
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