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Magna Carta

Hotel Barge Magna Carta

Magna Carta is one of the finest, most luxurious vessels cruising the British Isles today. The ambience created by combining a traditional 1936-built barge hull with fine mahogany, teak and oak woods is outstanding. Modern amenities include under floor heating, spa pool and contemporary en suite facilities for the four spacious 200sq ft suites. 
The upper deck saloon and dining area feature picture windows and stylish furnishings. Your Master Chef produces a range of mouth-watering dishes whilst you enjoy the riverside surroundings from your floating country hotel.

Her experienced Captain knows the Thames well and will pilot the barge and be your tour guide. Your Master Chef will produce a range of mouth watering dishes whilst you enjoy the sights of royal Berkshire, historic Buckinghamshire and beautiful Oxfordshire from your floating country inn. Two house keepers complete the crew of four.

Magna Carta is also offering two special itineraries on some of its departures in 2015. More details below:

Downton Abbey Cruises

800th Anniversary Cruises

Selected Departures in 2015: July 19; August 2, 9, 23 & 30; September 6. More details here.
Select Departures in 2015: June 7, 14 & 21. More details here.


Cruise Highlights

Typical Cuisine

  • Explore Henry VIII’s Hampton Court Palace
  • Moor beneath and visit Windsor Castle
  • Visit the Tudor manor house of Dorney Court
  • Tour the Stanley Spencer Gallery at Cookham
  • English cream tea at the Stafford Hotel
  • Visit Henley-on-Thames, the Royal Regatta town
  • Tour of Christ Church College, Oxford
  • Great walking and bicycling opportunities along the Thames Footpath
  • Tour of Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey) is also available on selected departures

Regional Specialities

Roasted Guinea Fowl with Wild Mushrooms; Rack of
Lamb with a Herb Crust, Sweet Potatoes and Spinach; Breast of Duck with Port Sauce and Cherries

Wine Cellar

A good selection of French and New World wines

Cheese Board

Cropwell Bishop Organic
Stilton, Dunsyre Blue Bath
Soft Cheese; Applewood
Smoked Cheddar; Oxford Isis;
Sage Derby

Magna Carta is owned and operated by TempleRead Cruises


Sample Itineraries for Magna Carta

Magna Carta - Classic England Cruise
Magna Carta - Classic England Cruise including Highclere Castle
Magna Carta - Classic 800th Anniversary England Cruise
Magna Carta - Antiques Cruise in England
Magna Carta - Family Cruise in England
Magna Carta - Golf Cruise in England
Magna Carta - Tennis Cruise in England
Magna Carta - Walking Cruise in England
Magna Carta - Chelsea Flower Show Cruise in England
Magna Carta - Hampton Court Flower Show Cruise in England
Magna Carta - Christmas Cruise in England

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