With its rich history and links to the monarchy, Berkshire is awash with historic houses, stately homes and crumbling ruins. From the elegant spires of St. George's Chapel in Eton, and the Tudor charms of Dorney Court, to the ornate decorations to be found at King Henry VIII's country home of Cliveden House, there's plenty for those who have an interest in the past. One of Berkshire's lesser-known attractions, All Saints Church, in Bisham is a fine example of Norman architecture and Victorian restoration that's off the usual tourist trail but well worth seeking out. There is a good variety of hotels near All Saints Church, from boutique guesthouses, to unashamedly luxurious establishments.
Hotels near All Saints Church
Located on the banks of the Thames, All Saints Church is a Grade II-listed building with a spectacular tower. The tower itself is something of a draw, attracting visitors who stand on the opposite bank of the river to see it in its full splendour. If you're looking for a guesthouse within easy access of the church, those such as Morrisons Guest House and the Elizabeth House Hotel (both in Bracknell), are just over 20 minutes' drive away.
If you're visiting the area for something special - perhaps a wedding at All Saints Church - you might want to consider booking something more in keeping with your special day. For newlyweds, the Oakley Court Hotel is simply spectacular and offers luxury in spades. Oakley Court has its own stories to tell, as its staircase featured as part of the entrance-hall in the St Trinian's films of the 1950s. Its exterior also starred in a number of Hammer films, acting as the home to cinema's most-famous vampire: Dracula. The hotel's roof still bears the gargoyles that were put there in the 1970s to add a sinister aspect to the building, and left behind by the film company!
Alternatives to Traditional Hotels
However, there are other alternatives to hotels near All Saints Church. The Beneficial House - House of Fisher and the Berkshire Rooms Bracknell are sumptuous, serviced and self-catering apartments. With the facility to cook what you want, when you want it, booking into apartment hotels such as these gives you extra freedom and the option to travel as a group.
All Saints Church is one of many hidden gems that savvy tourists can discover during a break in Berkshire. Book a room in a well-placed hotel and you could become familiar with at least some of them.