Royal Berkshire Tourist Information

The county was given the title of 'Royal County' by the Queen in 1958 in recognition of Berkshire’s royal links. Windsor Castle is probably the most popular attraction for visitors while locals appear to prefer the Thames, Chilterns and Downs.

 

Tourist towns

Newbury - historic market town with the Newbury Racecourse, River Kennet, Kennet and Avon Canal, Shaw House, Highclere Castle (Hampshire), Donnington Castle, Greenham Common and Thatcham Nature Discovery Centre to visit.

Pangbourne – a popular area, full of character, with Basildon Park near by

Windsor - Home to the Royal Castle, Royal Windsor Racecourse Windsor Great Park and The Savill Garden, and across the Thames Eton College

 

Official Tourist Websites

www.visitsoutheastengland.com/destinations/berkshire

West Berkshire Heritage & Tourism Service
www.westberks.gov.uk

www.visitsoutheastengland.com

Newbury Tourist website
www.visitnewbury.org.uk

Reading Tourist websites
www.livingreading.co.uk/visit

Visit Windsor
www.windsor.gov.uk

 

Tourism Videos

 

Goring & Streatley click here from www.visitgoringandstreatley.co.uk

Windsor - Official Promotional Video click here from www.windsor.gov.uk

Windsor as a Destination click here from www.royal-windsor.com

 

AONB’s

Chilterns AONB www.chilternsaonb.org

North Wessex Downs AONB www.northwessexdowns.org.uk

 

Wildlife Trust & Nature

The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust www.bbowt.org.uk

RSPB Berkshire - www.rspb.org.uk

Wildberks - the wildlife conservation website for Berkshire
www.wildberks.co.uk

 

For Accessible Taxis in Berkshire - a listing of wheelchair accessible taxis and private hire providers is available from www.accessiblecountryside.org.uk/berkshire-taxis

For Accessible Restaurants / Pubs with food in Berkshire - a listing is available from www.accessiblecountryside.org.uk/berkshire-pubs

For Accessible Accommodation see www.accessiblecountryside.org.uk/southeast-accommodation

 

 

For Attractions and Historic or architectural important Properties (Castles, Abbeys, Churches, Houses, Estates and Gardens) (English Heritage / National Trust / other) - see the other pages in the Berkshire section

 

Literary connections

Richard Adams - Watership Down

Jerome K Jerome - Three Men in a Boat

Oscar Wilde - The Ballad of Reading Gaol

Kenneth Grahame - Wind in the Willows

Michael Bond - Paddington Bear

 

 

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