The Royal County of Berkshire is easily accessible from London and close to the M4. It's surrounded by Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey and Wiltshire, and so benefits from countryside that's both beautiful and quintessentially English. Berkshire is also close to the North Wessex Downs and the South Downs, so it's the perfect county if you enjoy wandering around protected nature reserves, ancient woodland and riverside rambles. For you urbanites there are the elegant towns of Maidenhead, Newbury, Reading and Windsor, so whether you want to escape the crowds or hit the high street, you'll find that a green/sustainable hotel stay in Berkshire soothes both the heart and soul.
Maidenhead dates back to the Middle Ages and derives its name from 'Maydenhyth' or 'maiden's landing place'. It was once a popular residence of Edwardian actors, but nowadays it is a modern, bustling town which still retains its historic charm from its desirable location near the Thames. Just outside Maidenhead you'll find Cliveden, a gorgeous stately home that once belonged to the American businessman, newspaper publisher and politician William Waldorf Astor.
Nearby Runnymede is a beautiful water meadow that forms part of the Thames Path. Runnymede is the riverside site where the Magna Carta was signed in 1215. Relax by the river, take part in a guided walk or visit the Magna Carta memorial and reflect on 800 years of democracy - Runnymede is the perfect place for pondering or wandering. Elsewhere, the Museum of Berkshire Aviation in Woodley, a suburb of Reading, is home to a number of unique exhibits including a Fairey Jet Gyrodyne a composite of a helicopter and autogyro and a Miles Student two seat side by side jet trainer. Berkshire combines history and heritage with culture and commerce. Whichever green/sustainable hotel you choose, make sure you enjoy and experience all that the beautiful county has to offer too.
Green/Sustainable Hotels in Berkshire
Staying in a green/sustainable hotel means that you are playing your part in reducing your carbon footprint when it comes to travel and tourism. Many green/sustainable hotels aim to be carbon neutral and only use renewable energy or locally sourced products. So why not stay in a green/sustainable hotel in one of the greenest counties in England.