From Aldermaston to Three Mile Cross, the Royal County of Berkshire has plenty to offer the overnight visitor, weekend guest or those staying for a little longer. Newbury has a first class racecourse and is part of the Ridgeway National Trail across the Downs, while Reading is a modern market and university town with a Roman past. Eton is an attractive town with a number of historic buildings, the most well-known being Eton College, founded by Henry VI in 1440. Whatever you're reason for visiting Berkshire, you'll find a bespoke hotel that will provide you with the perfect base to discover everything this vibrant county has to offer.
What to See in Berkshire
The River Thames winds its way through Berkshire en route to London. Here you'll find it passes through some delightful towns and countryside, with plenty of opportunity for meandering and gentle strolling. There are also several locks on the Thames as it winds its way through Berkshire such as Cleeve Lock and Sonning Lock where you can take a break from your adventures and indulge in a naughty cream tea!
If you're a fan of the turf then Ascot racecourse is one of the leading and most famous racecourses in England. Used for thoroughbred horse racing, the racecourse was founded in 1711 by Queen Anne and still enjoys frequent Royal patronage. Elsewhere, Windsor Great Park lies just south of Windsor on the Surrey and Berkshire border. It was once part of a huge Norman hunting forest and is now 2020 hectares of ancient woodland, exotic gardens and sweeping parkland. Stroll down the Long Walk toward Windsor Castle, explore Cranbourne Tower built by the Earl of Ranelagh in the reign of Charles II or stumble across the Totem Pole, gifted to the Queen in 1958 by the people of Canada. A bespoke hotel break in Berkshire is as delightful as the county itself.
Bespoke Hotels in Berkshire
Bespoke Hotels in Berkshire cater for the more discerning traveller. Rooms are large, clean and comfortable with room service and Wi-Fi available. Accessible rooms are also available if reserved in advance while other facilities include bars, restaurants and lounges. Full of character, warm and welcoming, Berkshire bespoke hotels make a pleasant alternative to the usual chain hotels.