Berkshire is a green and pleasant county in the south of England. It is surrounded by Oxfordshire, Surrey, Wiltshire, Buckinghamshire and Hampshire meaning that it enjoys countryside which is both quintessentially English and wonderfully lush and green. Having said that, Walbury Hill on the Berkshire-Hampshire border is the tallest hill in south east England where you'll also find the remains of an Iron Age hill fort. From the rivers Kennet and the Thames that flow through the county to country parks and nature reserves, Berkshire is an ideal place to enjoy the scenery while playing a round or two of golf. Enjoy your stay in a great golf hotel in Berkshire, but don't forget to 'putt' yourself out there and see what else this wonderful county has on offer too.
What to See in Berkshire
The town of Windsor is famous for the castle, the largest inhabited castle in the world, but the town itself is also well worth a visit thanks to its pretty streets and variety of shops. Elsewhere, the former royal hunting forest Windsor Great Park is home to Frogmore House and the mausoleum where Queen Victoria is buried next to Prince Albert. Shaw House is a 25-minute walk from Newbury town centre and just five minutes from the junction of the M4 and A34. The manor house was built in 1581 by the wealthy cloth merchant Thomas Dolman, and is associated with King Charles I. It was believed to be his headquarters during the Second Battle of Newbury. Today it stands as a wonderful example of an early symmetrical H-plan Elizabethan mansion. Elsewhere, Englefield House in Reading is an Elizabethan mansion loosely based on the traditional Elizabethan E-plan, while Ashdown House in Lambourn, Newbury is a Dutch style 17th century house associated with Elizabeth of Bohemia, the Winter Queen and sister of Charles I.
Golf Hotels in Berkshire
Staying in a golf hotel in Berkshire means you'll be able to stay in a golf hotel with excellent facilities before heading out to explore all that this delightful county has to offer. Rooms in Berkshire golf hotels include laundry, room service, WiFi and are available in a range of sizes including standard, twin, double and deluxe. They're also conveniently close to the green - and the 19th hole!