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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 UK 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.

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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, HungerfordAscot, Hurley, Cookham, Bray, Littlewick Green, and Waltham St Lawrence. Find out more about towns and villages in the county with our interactive map of Berkshire.

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 Berkshire events guide to find out what's on this week.

Top 10 things to do in Berkshire

For things to do in Reading, Newbury, Maidenhead, Bracknell and other Berkshire towns, browse our pick of the best attractions below or find a more comprehensive list of what to do and places to visit at the bottom of the page.

List of things to do & places to visit for days out in Berkshire

For more about Berkshire, including ideas on days out, where to stay and things to do in Berkshire, browse through the below selection of attractions and towns and villages that collectively make Berkshire such a memorable destination to visit. Use the 'map view' button to find something near you.

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  1. Spirit of England Tours

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    Walking Tour

    Qualified Blue Badge Tourist Guide (English, German and French) to Windsor, London and much more.

  2. Padworth Common

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    Nature Reserve

    Thatcham

    Wonderful countryside sites, both hosting a wide varierty of plants and animals and perfect for walks.

  3. Mapledurham House

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    Historic House / Palace

    Reading

    An Elizabethan manor house alongside the River Thames, containing paintings, oak staircases, and moulded ceilings. Home to the Blount family for over 500 years.

  4. Maidenhead Golf Club

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    Golf Course

    Maidenhead

    Established in 1896 Maidenhead Golf Club is a mature course set in lovely rolling parkland where you can glimpse deer in the early morning and enjoy the peace and tranquility of a round of golf in this picturesque part of Berkshire.

  5. California Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Finchampstead

    One-hundred-and-fifty acres of beautiful and varied countryside, Longmoor Nature Reserve, 6-acre lake, public coarse fishery, paddling pool, play area, and cafe.

  6. Motion Simulation Room

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    Laserium/Audio Visual/Virtual Reality

    Slough

    We offer individuals, groups and corporate guests, a unique opportunity to get behind the wheel of a range of racing cars, in fully professional simulators’ that are guaranteed to deliver the ultimate thrill.


  7. Racecourse Marina Windsor

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    Marina / Harbour

    Windsor

    Racecourse Marina is one of the premier marines in the Thames Valley. We aim to provide service and facilities of the highest standards in order to make your boating a pleasurable experience.

  8. Trilakes Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Sandhurst

    Trilakes Country Park incorporates an animal park, nationally renowned fishing lakes, cafe and a new indoor children's adventure playworld.

  9. Eton College

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    Historic House / Palace

    Windsor

    The historic buildings are an integral part of the heritage of the British Isles. Visitors are invited to share the unique experience and beauty of Eton College.

  10. Better Boating Co

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    Marina / Harbour

    Caversham, Reading

    John & Jack Patey welcome you to their family run business, established in 1971.

  11. John Logie Motorboats Windsor

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    Boat Trip

    Windsor

    Great fun for all the family. Self-drive motor boats and rowing boats for hire. See the finest views of Windsor Castle from the river.

  12. Thames Valley Wine School Reading

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    Vineyard

    Reading

    Thames Valley Wine School offers tutored wine tastings for people to get more out from their glass! Typical events include Artisan Cheese and Wine Evenings, Champagne events, Fine Wine Masterclasses.

  13. Goring

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    Goring is situated on the River Thames in South Oxfordshire and features the Goring Gap which sits within both The Chilterns and North Wessex Downs Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Its banks forming the border of Oxfordshire and Berkshire…

  14. Bray Lake Watersports

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    Sports Ground

    Maidenhead

    Join in the fun at Bray Lake Watersports! Take part in Stand-Up Paddle Boarding, Windsurfing, Kayaking, Dinghy Sailing and Open Water Swimming. Hire and tuition available. Visit our café for hot and cold refreshments.

  15. Reading Marine Services

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    Boat Hire

    Reading

    Barge, canal boat and narrowboat holidays with Reading Marine can give you one of the most enjoyable and enchanting holidays you’ll ever experience.

  16. The Museum of Berkshire Aviation

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    Museum

    READING

    Aircraft, archives, photographs, related aviation items and uniforms housed in an historic hangar on the historic site of Woodley airfield.

  17. Caversham Boat Services

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    British Marine

    Caversham, Reading


    Family business offering a fleet of well maintained traditional cruisers and narrowboats for hire for short breaks and weekly hire. Limited Winter cruising available

  18. Bray Marina Ltd

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    Marina / Harbour

    Bray

    Bray Marina is situated in a country park setting, providing berth holders with a delightfully tranquil mooring.

  19. Windsor & Eton Brewery

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    Brewery

    Windsor

    Fancy sampling locally brewed beer? Then look no further than Windsor and Eton Brewery.

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