Wallingford, located in Oxfordshire, is a traditional market town located on the River Thames. The village of Crowmarsh Gifford is located across the river. The two towns are connected by Wallingford Bridge, a medieval bridge which spans 900 feet. There are a number of shops in town to enjoy as well as a variety of different restaurants and eateries. There are also numerous accommodation options located in Wallingford as well as in the surrounding area. Visitors will also find that the town can be easily reached from other towns in the area.
The English town that is known as Wallingford is located within the upper part of the Thames Valley in the county of Oxfordshire. The town of Wallingford is actually a small market town and is also classed as a civil parish. Wallingford is situated on the western side of the Thames River. The town is located across the river from the village of Crowmarsh Gifford. The nine hundred foot long Wallingford Bridge links the area of Crowmarsh Gifford to the town of Wallingford. The bridge is a mediaeval stone bridge that runs across the River Thames. The southern part of Wallingford is connected to the town of Winterbrook that is situated within the parish of Cholsey.
The heart of Wallingford has a typical feeling of an old market town and has a large wide open town square that is built around the war memorial. The town hall in the centre of Wallingford dates back to the seventeenth century.
The town of Wallingford was established as an important area for crossing the River Thames and since the Saxon times the area has been fortified when it was part of the burgh of Wessex.
The town of Wallingford was featured in the Domesday Book that dates back to 1085 and the town is listed as one of only eighteen towns within the area. The town of Wallingford has a population of over two thousand people. The Castle within the town was built soon after 1085 and after that it became part of the key strategies for the party for Empress Matilda.