Things to Do in Berkshire
With so many places to visit in Berkshire, you can easily forget you're right on London’s doorstep. A wealth of towns, villages and countryside to explore make this county the perfect antidote to city life. To get the most out of your stay, start planning your days out in Berkshire here.
This romantic county is renowned for its connections with the Royal Family, the River Thames meandering along the northern edge and its many beautiful gardens ablaze with colour.
Berkshire is also the birthplace of the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, raised in the quaint village of Buckleberry where her parents’ home is still located today. It was in the village of Pangbourne in Berkshire where she spent her school days at St Andrew’s School. Situated on the River Thames, Pangbourne has been cited as the inspiration of many famous authors’ novels including Kenneth Grahame and Jerome K. Jerome.
Full of character, Pangbourne is a great place to visit. Berkshire is also home to many other picturesque towns and villages such as Newbury, Hungerford, Ascot, Hurley, Cookham, Bray, Littlewick Green, and Waltham St Lawrence.
Things to do in Berkshire this weekend
Many of Berkshire's tourist attractions are open all year round so find the best days out in Berkshire with activities listings each showing a map and opening times for your convenience. Or why not browse our events guide to find out what's happening this week.
Top 11 things to do in Berkshire
- Mapledurham Estate, Reading
- Newbury Racecourse, Newbury
- Stanley Spencer Gallery, Maidenhead
- Cliveden Estate, Taplow
- The Living Rainforest, Newbury
- The Savill Garden, Windsor
- Motion Simulation Racing Experiences, Slough
- Windsor Castle and the Changing of the Guard, Windsor
- Thames Rivercruise Boat Trips, Caversham
- Thames Valley Wine School, Reading
- Ashdown House, Hungerford
Whether you're looking to follow the footsteps of Royalty, or stroll through the scenic country lanes, or perhaps extend your stay for some well-earned rest and relaxation in one of the quaint inns or B&Bs, Berkshire has something to suit the needs of everyone:
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For more about Berkshire, including ideas on days out, where to stay and things to do in Berkshire, browse through the below selection of towns and villages that collectively make Berkshire such a memorable destination to visit.