Known for the stunning scenery and sights as well as the majestic Windsor Castle, Berkshire is one of the must visit places in England.
The county has a wealth of towns, villages and countryside with a rich historical and cultural background. A visit to the Virginia Water Lake located in the Windsor Great Park and the River Thames which meanders from west to east is highly recommended.
With its close proximity to London, Berkshire is easily accessible. The Windsor Castle, the oldest occupied royal palace in Europe is a sight to behold with its 5000-hectare great park. The surrounding town of Windsor also has much to offer including Christopher Wren’s 17th century Guildhall and various pubs and shops to enjoy.
The historic town of Newbury with grassy tow paths on Kennet and Avalon Canal offer wonderful walking trails to take in the countryside. Fans of Downton Abbey might love to visit the majestic stately home of Highclere Castle where the show was filmed. The culinary town of Bray is also a charming stop while in Berkshire for those who want to taste the dishes that 2 Michelin stars restaurants in the county have to offer.
The Cherry Bird Country Park is the perfect holiday park to enjoy your Berkshire holiday. Tucked away in 25 acres of countryside, the park has fishing lakes and 360-degree green views of stunning scenery. Newbury Racecourse and Newbury and Crookham golf course are located on either side of the park. The platinum Spa Six with its 3 bedrooms, open plan living and dining area is a cosy and comfortable lodge. The outdoor hot tub and deck are the best place to relax and unwind after a day out exploring.
Marwell lodges offer another good base to explore Berkshire. Set a short car ride away from Berkshire in Owslebury, the park enjoys a beautiful setting on the edge of South Downs National park. There are numerous activities to do on site like the indoor play area for children, aerial adventure courses, archery, climbing, obstacle course and a bistro. The Typhoon Lodge is perfect for a romantic break with one master double, open plan living room and outdoor decking with a private hot tub. Whereas, the Hurricane lodge is ideal for a family break sleeping 6 with two bedrooms, outdoor hot tub and decking. Located in Winchester, this park gives you the opportunity to explore both the counties of Berkshire and Winchester with numerous attractions on the doorstep.
Berkshire is perfect for nature lovers with walking trails in the Windsor Forest.
The Legoland Windsor resort is amazing for families with children. The park is a mixture of rides, models and building workshops. The Beale park and Wildlife Gardens located in Lower Basildon is a home to exotic small animals, farm animals and birds and landscaped gardens and woodlands complete with a children’s play area. Children will also the toy exhibition onsite. The Dinton Pastures Country park has numerous lakes where you can indulge in various activities like canoeing, kayaking, angling.