Steeped in history and showcasing fine scenery, the Royal County of Berkshire is a wonderful place to visit. From the captivating charm of Windsor, its stunning architecture and ancient areas of intrigue to the rousing appeal of witnessing a race at Royal Ascot, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice.
Fans of Downton Abbey will enjoy a trip to Highclere Castle where the series was filmed and there are several other stately homes and gardens of note, including Basildon Park, Englefield House and Savill Garden.
Families will love the famous Legoland attraction at Windsor, with exhilarating rides and amazing displays bringing the much-loved building bricks alive.
To the west of the county lie the Berkshire Downs, a scenic range of chalk hills ripe for walking. The beautiful valley of Goring Gap on the River Thames is also worth exploring. If you prefer to get about by bike, there’s a pretty cycle route along the Thames Path, or you may like to take a trip on board a barge or hire a boat to travel under your own steam from Windsor.
Keep an eye out for interesting events throughout the year, as Berkshire boasts many. The annual Red Bull Air Race at Ascot Racecourse is one of the most widely anticipated.
Whether you’re choosing one of our large houses for a family get-together, or a well-deserved catch-up with treasured friends it’s the perfect base from which to explore many iconic English attractions.