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  1. Kennet and Avon Canal at Newbury
  2. State visits at Windsor
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Royal County of Berkshire

Discover the Royal County of Berkshire 

  1. Windsor Castle
    Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world, the family home of 39 British kings and queens for almost 1,000 years, and is today one of the official residences of Her Majesty The Queen. Open to visitors throughout the year, today The Queen spends most of her private weekends at the Castle.
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  2. Cordings Room at Queens Arms, East Garston
    The Queens Arms is the award winning, pub, restaurant and hotel with its own private lodge. Situated in the beautiful village of East Garston, yet only 3 miles from junction 14 of the M4, The Queens Arms is perfectly placed between London and the West Country yet in the heart of an area of outstanding natural beauty.
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  3. Be amazed by modern Reading – from remarkable medieval heritage and beautiful Thames countryside to award-winning shopping centres, there’s a surprise around every corner.
  4. West Berkshire Museum is housed in two of Newbury’s best loved historic buildings - the 17th century Cloth Hall and the old Granary/Corn Stores in the Wharf. The permanent exhibition ‘Lives and Landscapes’ tells the story of West Berkshire. The second floor galleries host a series of special exhibitions so there is always something new to see along with a year round program of events and family activities.
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  5. Shaw House is one of the best preserved Elizabethan mansions in England. Over the centuries Shaw House has welcomed royalty, seen action during the Civil War, housed soldiers during World War II and schooled generations of local children. The House is open to the public from February to September and offers a year round programme of events and family activities. Entry to the House and grounds is free but donations are most welcomed.
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  6. Donnington Grove Hotel
    Hotel, wedding venue and golf course in Newbury, Berkshire. Donnington Grove Hotel is a stunning country house hotel nestled in the tranquil countryside near Newbury. Set in 500 acres of gorgeous countryside, the hotel boasts unrivalled views of Donnington Castle, the beautiful River Lambourn and all the wildlife it calls home.
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  7. The Roseate, Reading
    The Roseate Reading was originally a share hall for the Berkshire County Council. The building along with its wide hallways, vaulted ceilings, cornice mouldings and the original lift shaft have all been restored to their original glory.
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  8. Restaurant tables
    Cobbs Farm Shop & Kitchen is open seven days a week. In their farm shop, you will find a traditional butchery counter, a fully licensed café, delicatessen, fishmongers, florists and bespoke indoor wooden Play Barn. At the heart of Cobbs is their 55 acre farm, open for seasonal Pick Your Own and also the home to their award-winning vineyard, Alder Ridge.
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  9. Maidenhead Heritage Centre
    Fly a Spitfire simulator at this local museum which covers local history from the Romans to Racing Cars!
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  10. Alder Ridge Vineyard is nestled into the chalky slopes of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the borders of West Berkshire between Hungerford and Marlborough. An exciting adventure that began in 2009 this vineyard now produces internationally award-winning English Sparkling Wine.
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  11. Nestling alongside the Kennet & Avon Canal and surrounded by beautiful countryside, Hungerford is a charming town which captivates both locals and visitors.
  12. The River Thames and Windsor Castle
    Welcome to the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. Crowned by stunning Windsor Castle – the largest and oldest inhabited castle in the world and the Queen's favourite weekend home – and linked by the beautiful River Thames, the Royal Borough is one of South East England’s loveliest short break destinations and a 'must see' for everyone's list. Close to Heathrow and less than an hour by public transport to the capital, we are London’s country estate – the perfect place from which to enjoy the city and the countryside! Witness the colourful – and very ‘British’ spectacle – of the guards marching through the streets of Windsor for the Changing the Guard ceremony within Windsor Castle's walls - it's a sight not to be missed!
  13. Bombay Sapphire Distillery
    Based at Laverstoke Mill in rural Hampshire, just 15 miles from Winchester and 60 miles from London. The Bombay Sapphire Distillery is in a conservation area with over 1000 years of history. The distillery showcases the care, skill and artistry behind every drop of Bombay Sapphire, and allows you to discover the flavours of the botanicals which make Bombay Sapphire gin so unique.
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  14. Thames Lido Inside
    The Thames Lido is an urban retreat open all year round offering spa days and swimming memberships along with a strong Spanish and Mediterranean feel restaurant and tapas bar.
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  15. Parkway Shopping Centre, Newbury
    Top fashion and lifestyle brands in the Berkshire town of Newbury.
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