Newbury attractions

Newbury attractions

NewburyFrom Newbury 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 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. www.katrust.org. Newbury Branch.

Kennet & Avon Canal

Attractions Donnington Castle, Newbury, Berkshire. The striking twin-towered 14th- century gatehouse of this castle, later the focus of a Civil War siege and battle, survives amid impressive earthworks. English Heritage. About 1 mile north of Newbury .

Donnington Castle

Attractions The Newbury & District Agricultural Society, Newbury Showground, Priors Court Road, Hermitage, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG18 9QZ. Tel: 01635 247111. Venue of the Royal County of Berkshire Show. www.newburyshowground.co.uk. About 4 miles north of Newbury alongside the M4 at Junction 13.

Newbury Showground

Attractions Newbury Racecourse plc, The Racecourse, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 7NZ. Tel: 01635 40015. Newbury in Berkshire is uniquely situated in the centre of Southern England, close to both the M3 and the M4 as well as the A34, A4 and A339. There is a main line rail station adjacent to the course with direct connections to London Paddington and the West Country. Flat and National Hunt racing. www.newbury-racecourse.co.uk. Location: On the outskirts of Newbury.

Newbury Racecourse

Attractions Highclere Castle, Highclere Park, NEWBURY, Berks RG20 9RN. Tel: 01635 253204. One of England's most beautiful Victorian Castles. Open to the public, to companies for conferences, and romantic couples looking for a wedding venue. About 5 miles south of Newbury.

Highclere Castle

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Also see Oxfordshire attractions Buckinghamshire attractions Middlesex attractions Hampshire attractions Wiltshire attractions Surrey attractions Newbury Newbury travel. Also Reading hotels & Thatcham hotels.

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