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UK Holiday Guide - Guide to Berkshire in England

Guide to Accommodation and Attractions in Berkshire England

Berkshire sometimes abbreviated to Berks, is one of Home Counties in the South East of England. It is often referred to as the Royal County of Berkshire because of the presence of the royal residence of Windsor Castle in the county

Berkshire borders the counties of Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Surrey, Wiltshire, Hampshire and Greater London. The population is mostly based in the urban areas to the east and centre of the county (Reading, Slough, Bracknell, Maidenhead, Wokingham, Windsor, Sandhurst, Crowthorne and Twyford being the largest towns.

Much of West Berkshire lies within the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) so it's hardly surprising that the options for walkers, golfers, cyclists and horse riders are plentiful.

Some of the main attractions of the county include

Legoland Windsor
Museum of English Rural Life
Windsor Castle
Windsor Great Park
Basildon Park

Other useful links in Berkshire West Berkshire - West Berkshire has many unique delights to offer you from the beautiful Kennet & Avon Canal to our arts, history and heritage
Newbury Town Council
Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Wokingham Borough Council
Reading Borough Council - There's a whole range of cultural and leisure activities available in the Reading area. Reading hosts many cultural and music festivals including the major international festival, Reading Festival, along with Reading's own Children's Festival.
Reading Festival

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