Berkshire is a truly beautiful county with numerous attractions for the whole family. Looking for history and culture? The striking twin-towered gatehouse of 14th century Donnington Castle, survives within impressive earthworks. Both Henry VIII and Elizabeth I are thought to have stayed here, and the large defences built to protect the castle during the English Civil War still remain.
With a rich history, Highclere Castle is so much more than the famous backdrop of Downton Abbey. With stunning State Rooms, extensive gardens to explore and seasonal exhibits, Highclere Castle has something for the whole family.
For something a bit more relaxed, the nearby market town of Newbury boasts an array of independent and high street shops, restaurants, markets, and first-class arts and cultural experiences. Home to some of the most stunning walking and cycling trails in the South of England, including the tow path along the Kennet & Avon Canal. It’s also the home of Newbury Racecourse, Donnington Castle and The Watermill Theatre.