Towns & Villages
One of Berkshire's largest towns, Newbury is a perfect place for a short break or as a base to explore the heart of South East England.
Set along the banks of the River Kennet and the Kennet and Avon Canal, Newbury has a fresh, rural atmosphere combined with great shopping facilities and attractions. The retail offer is a good mix of well known high street names and local independents. In October 2011 the town became an even more attractive shopping destination with the opening of Parkway, an open street development in the heart of the town.
There are also many lively cafes and restaurants in the town centre for you to enjoy a quick coffee or a bite to eat. The Corn Exchange arts centre provides a wide variety of entertainment and Vue cinema is also close by.
The countryside surrounding Newbury is part of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Kennet and Avon Canal runs right through the district from the outskirts of Reading to Hungerford. Newbury is home to a top class racecourse as well as being home to the country's finest racing stables. If you like to spend time on the golf course, coarse fishing or strolling along the banks of the Kennet and Avon Canal, cycling or cantering over the rolling Berkshire Downs, there is plenty to offer everyone.
Things to see and do in Newbury...
- Shaw House is the largest Elizabethan house in Berkshire, restored in 2007.
- Newbury is known worldwide for its excellent horse racing events - Newbury Racecourse is one of the most picturesque courses in the UK.
- Visit nearby Highclere Castle, the largest mansion in Hampshire and the country seat of the Earls of Carnarvon.
More Newbury Information
Newbury Tourist Information Centre is located on the Wharf. It's full of events and listings news and accommodation listings, as well as general information about the area.
For more information visit the official tourism website for Newbury.
Our aim at roots is to provide our customers with a friendly and efficient service at all times....3.86 miles away
This red-brick chapel was built in the 1920s for the artist, Stanley Spencer to fill with murals...3.91 miles away
Traditional horse-drawn and motorised canal boats. Kennet and Avon Canal. Refreshments, coach...5.41 miles away
Highclere Castle is a splendid example of early Victorian architecture. The home of the Earl &...5.54 miles away
Alabaster nobles and wall paintings in a rural idyll.
This simple little church, with pre-Norman...6.65 miles away
Wander beneath the canopy of this living rainforest recreation and watch for free roaming...7.04 miles away
Canal and Tipi Experience. Canal boat (narrow boat) hire on the Kennet and Avon Canal or the River...7.3 miles away
This beautiful Palladian mansion was built in 1776-83. The interior is notable for its original...10.94 miles away
This striking flint-and-brick 700-year-old church stands in a pretty churchyard shaded by fine...11 miles away
Tours of Racehorse Stables includes gallops, racing stables, equine swimming pool, Hall of Fame and...11.47 miles away
Oxford Proms-concerts with international soloists in Oxford’s historic buildings from 7 – 17...11.93 miles away
A gem of industrial heritage in beautiful, rural Hampshire, Whitchurch Silk Mill is a 19th century...12.07 miles away
The Vyne is a warm red-bricked Tudor mansion built in the 16th century for Lord Sandy, Henry...12.31 miles away
The museum is suitable for all ages, with plenty to keep the whole family occupied. Younger...13.2 miles away
The museum is housed within a converted 16thC cloth merchant's house.
An interactive auditorium...13.5 miles away
The last working corn and grist watermill on the Thames with parts dating from the 15thC. Flour...13.64 miles away