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  • Talk: The Wilts and Berks Canal - Paul Joyce

    Talk: The Wilts and Berks Canal - Paul Joyce

    Reading

    The Wilts & Berks Canal opened in 1810 and links the Kennet and Avon Canal at Semington, near Melksham, to the River Thames at Abingdon. It was abando…more

  • Gong and Drum Healing Mind Massage

    Gong and Drum Healing Mind Massage

    Reading

    At this event you will be immersed in a kaleidoscope of rhythm and harmony created by the healing gong and shamanic drum. The magnificent breadth, dep…more

  • Sindhu Vee Live - Sandhog

    Sindhu Vee Live - Sandhog

    Maidenhead

    Following a hugely successful (and might we add) sold-out run at the Soho Theatre, Sindhu Vee takes her show 'Sandhog on the road with 31 dates ove…more

  • Mammy's Boys Dinner Show - The Mercure Newbury Elc

    Mammy's Boys Dinner Show - The Mercure Newbury Elc

    Newbury

    Mammys Boys are back in town...THATS NICE!Get ready for an uproarious night on the lash with the mother of all comedy-Mrs Agnes Brown. Agn…more

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If youre tiring of your current social circle and think your friends are all a bit riff raff for your liking then where else should you head but Berkshire? Home to Prime Ministers and Royals, bankers and fund managers Berkshire has been turning out young toffs n Tories (as well as the royal family), since the 11th century. From the world famous college town of Eton and its even more famous public school to Windsor Castle, favourite residence of the Queen, Berkshire is home to some of the most popular tourist destinations in Great Britain.

Even the most ardent Republican cant fail to be impressed by Windsor Castle with its traditional and much-loved ceremony of the changing of the guard, the opulent and fabulous state rooms and the ancient and romantic architecture. Indeed history is everywhere in Berkshire, one of Englands oldest counties which has been around since King Alfred established the county boundaries. From the Iron Age Walbury Hill Fort to the Old Granaries of Charles II in Newbury and from the Roman history (documented in the impressive museums and archaeological sites of Reading) to tours of Eton College, founded in 1440 and one of the oldest schools in the country; from the Clivenden Estate (home of the Astor family) to Wellington Country Park, from Ashdown House at Lambourn to Highclere Castle it seems that every nook and cranny of Berkshire features something historic.

For those looking for a more modern experience Reading is an exciting and bustling city with a young student population and a great arts and culture scene. For nature lovers Berkshire has untold riches, from the River Thames to the Ridgeway National Trail and the downs and from Thatcham Nature Discovery Centre to the Living Rain Forest. It is not just the Royal Family but also the unrivalled scenery that led to the county being referred to as Royal Berkshire.

Days Out & Attractions

Attractions in Berkshire

Fun days out in Berkshire

Enjoy a fun filled and fantastic day out for all the family at a range of attractions in Berkshire, including theme parks, castles, zoos, museums and historic houses.

Zoos & Safari Parks in Berkshire

Zoos & Safari Parks

Get close-up and personal with a wild animal at a zoo or safari park in Berkshire.

Theme Parks in Berkshire

Theme Parks

Thrills and spills on rides and rollercoasters at a theme park in Berkshire.

Museums in Berkshire

Museums

Love British history?Come and take a stroll through the ages at a local museum.

Art galleries in Berkshire

Art Galleries

From timeless classics to modern masterpieces, enjoy art at its very best.

Experiences

Experiences

Want to try your hand at something completely different? Try an experience...

Updated: 21/02/2019 04:42:16

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