A stay at a IHG hotel in Berkshire gives you the opportunity to discover that there's much more to this county than just a castle, a posh school - and Reading! Berkshire is in the south of England, surrounded by the counties of Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Surrey, Hampshire and Wiltshire. It's easily accessible by road or rail from London and has a wealth of attractions such as Highclere Castle and Ascot Racecourse.
The River Thames and River Kennet also flow through Berkshire, so there are plenty of opportunities for riverside strolls. Reading is great for shopping, while Windsor is an attractive town with a number of historic buildings, the most well-known being the elite Eton College, founded by Henry VI in 1440. Stay in an IHG hotel in Berkshire and then explore and enjoy all the county has to offer, and uncover a few hidden gems along the way too!
Where to Go in Berkshire
If you enjoy art, the Stanley Spencer Gallery in Cookham, West Berkshire is an art museum dedicated to the life and work of Stanley Spencer. The museum opened in 1962 and houses 100 paintings and drawings by the artist. Not only is the museum well worth a visit, but the town of Cookham is too.
If you're anywhere near Reading, then make time to catch a show. The Hexagon is a multipurpose theatre and arts venue built in 1977. It attracts stand ups and performers on national tours, as well as hosting a range of shows and musicals, talks and other events. Or why not visit Eton? Eton is on the Berkshire side of the Thames, close to Windsor Castle and often overlooked by those who are visiting Windsor. Eton is an attractive town with a number of historic buildings, the most beautiful being Eton College Chapel, the main chapel of the independent school Eton College. The chapel is built in the late Gothic style and was planned to be double its length, however this never occurred due to the downfall of its founder, Henry VI. Stay in an IHG hotel and you can rub shoulders with the rich and famous, or discover secret little places that are off the usual tourist trails at your leisure.
IHG Hotels in Berkshire
IHG hotels are designed to ensure your stay is exceptional. Rooms are spacious, have Wi-Fi and other facilities such as tea and coffee-making facilities. Rooms are available in a range of sizes.