With a variety of attractions ranging from Legoland and Windsor Castle to the wilds of Newbury and the Henley Royal Regatta, Berkshire is a county for families - and with something to see at any point in the calendar. With superb rail links, Heathrow Airport just a quarter of an hour's drive away and access to the M4, M3 and M40, Berkshire is an easy county to get to no matter where you're travelling from. When it comes to three star hotels, Berkshire offers a wide selection in varying shapes and sizes, from excellent chain hotels to large and exclusive independent establishments.
3 Star Hotels in Berkshire
Three star hotels are a great solution for those travelling as a family unit and who want to keep the costs down to a dull roar but without compromising on quality. Reading is a popular town to visit and packed with attractions, such as Reading Abbey and the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology. However, you're also within easy reach of a number of family days out too, such as Legoland Windsor, Thorpe Park and the elegant gardens and fascinating zoo to be found at Beale Park. As a result, there are plenty of three star Berkshire hotels in the area, like the Quality Hotel Reading, the De Veres Venue Wokefield Park and the Ibis Styles Reading Oxford Road, that are all perfect for family getaways that won't break the bank.
3 Star Hotels near Attractions in Berkshire
For a destination that combines ancient and modern in equal measure, Windsor is enduringly popular. Windsor Castle attracts thousands of visitors through its doors each year and, while it is incredibly busy in the summer, a visit in winter will give you a more leisurely experience. However, right outside the walls of this thousand-year-old castle you'll find yourself in the bustling shopping centre, complete with modern shops and an excellent covered market held in what used to be a royals-only train station. For children, a trip on the Royal Windsor Wheel in Alexandra Gardens is a must. Alternatively, you can take a picnic to the picturesque Long Walk and watch the world go by. There's a good selection of three star accommodation in Windsor, such as the impressive Georgian splendour of the Royal Adelaide Hotel. This hotel is set in a quiet backstreet, yet close enough to the centre of town that you can walk there in under 10 minutes.
Get to Grips with the Great Outdoors
Families who enjoy the Great Outdoors are bound to enjoy a stay in Bracknell. While the town is pretty enough to almost be considered an attraction in its own right, it's bordered by one of Berkshire's most spectacular areas of woodland: Bracknell Forest. Designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest, Bracknell Forest is teeming with wildlife and even has its own Nature Discovery Centre in nearby Thatcham. The Grange Bracknell Hotel offers excellent, three star accommodation complete with its own restaurant, free WiFi and can even be used as a wedding venue.
Berkshire is an expansive and fascinating county to visit, at any time of year. With attractions ranging from historical houses and castles, to modern theme parks and zoos, there's something for visitors of all ages and interests. Booking a stay in a three star hotel in Berkshire is an ideal way to count the pennies, yet reap the rewards.