The Royal County of Berkshire is so called because of the town of Windsor and its magnificent castle, the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. Parts of Berkshire also date back to Roman times with fascinating ruins and remains to be found throughout the county. Elsewhere you'll find modern theme parks such as Legoland, bustling university towns such as Reading or peaceful riverside towns such as Pangbourne - a perfect location for relaxing and people watching. No matter what your tastes or reasons for visiting Berkshire, a boutique hotel stay will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to explore all that this beautiful county has to offer.
Visiting Berkshire: What to See and Do
If you're staying in Berkshire, you'll be staying in a county with a rich and illustrious past. Jethro Tull, the agricultural pioneer who helped bring about the Agricultural Revolution was born in the civil parish of Basildon while, more recently, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge was born in Chapel Row near Newbury. There are plenty of gorgeous places in Berkshire that are just waiting to be discovered. Pangbourne has the River Thames flowing right through it, so there are lots of riverside cafés to enjoy and waterside wildlife to watch. It's an ideal place to potter about on a lazy day. The town has lots of independent shops, making it an ideal start or end point for a countryside stroll. It has some heavy-duty literary connections too. Kenneth Grahame, author of Wind in the Willows lived in Pangbourne, while the Swan Public House is referred to in Jerome K. Jerome's classic comic novel Three Men in a Boat.
Elsewhere in Thatcham, Hosehill Lake is a nature reserve with a winding path with lots of seating and bird viewing areas at frequent intervals. The path runs through meadows and past ponds where you're sure to spot plenty of wildlife such as waterfowl and nightingales, dragonflies and damselflies. Relax in a boutique hotel in Berkshire while experiencing and enjoying all that is to be found in this delightful county.
Boutique Hotels in Berkshire
A boutique stay in a hotel in Berkshire lets you stay in a unique little hotel that's packed full of character. Relax in style and comfort and then head out to uncover all the hidden secrets that Berkshire has in store. Stay in a dreamy boutique hotel in Berkshire and let yourself really chill out in style, surrounded by characterful décor, and those little personalised touches that make all the difference to a holiday to remember.