Hungerford attractions

Hungerford attractions

HungerfordFrom Hungerford you can explore the county of Berkshire, often referred to as the Royal County of Berkshire as Windsor Castle lies within its boundaries. Berkshire borders the counties of Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Surrey, Wiltshire, Hampshire and Greater London. It is known as one of the Home Counties and the county town is Reading. Berkshire has been the scene of many battles throughout history; it has stately homes, abbeys, castles and museums to visit, while the Berkshire Downs are part of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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Attractions Crofton Beam Engines, Crofton, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 3DW. Tel: 01672 870300. Situated in the Wiltshire countryside 6 miles from the picturesque market town of Marlborough, this Grade 1 listed building houses two magnificent Cornish beam engines, one of which (the 1812 Boulton and Watt) is the oldest working beam engine in the world still in its original engine house. Crofton Pumping Station was built in 1807 to provide water to the summit of the Kennet and Avon Canal. About 5 miles south west of Hungerford.

Crofton Beam Engines

Attractions Wilton Windmill, Wilton, Wiltshire. The mill is the only working windmill in Wessex and was originally built in 1821 after the new Kennet and Avon canal had been built. The mill was restored to its former glory in 1976. Classic Car Day. Tel: 01672 870202 (Wilton Windmill Society). About 5 miles south west of Hungerford.

Wilton Windmill

Attractions The Kennet & Avon Canal Trust, Canal Centre, Couch Lane, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1EB. Tel: +44 (0)1380 721279. The Trust has been in existence for over 40 years. It was formed to restore the, then closed, Kennet & Avon Canal from Reading to Bristol as a "through" navigation and as a public amenity. Hungerford Branch.

The Kennet & Avon Canal Trust

Attractions Ashdown House, Lambourn, Newbury, Berkshire RG17 8RE. Tel: 01793 762209. 17th-century house. Includes an Iron Age hill fort where King Alfred is thought to have battled the Danes. Limited opening times. Visitor access in the house is to staircase (100 steps) and roof only. National Trust. Charges apply. About 9 miles north of Hungerford.

Ashdown House

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