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Newbury

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Newbury
Berkshire
RG14 5AS

Tel: +44 01635 30267

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Newbury Canal, Berkshire

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.

 

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