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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. 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.

  2. Ascot Racecourse

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    Sports Ground

    Ascot

    Ascot Racecourse is synonymous with quality, excellence and a truly memorable day out. The highlight is Royal Ascot in June with five days of tradition, pageantry and style. Outside of Royal Ascot spectacular racing takes place throughout the year.

  3. Stratfield Saye House

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    Historic House / Palace

    Reading

    Home of the Dukes of Wellington since 1817. Unique collection of paintings, furniture and personal effects of the Great Duke, including his magnificent funeral carriage, military regalia and campaign trophies.

  4. Watermill Theatre

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    Theatre

    Newbury

    The beautiful and intimate Watermill Theatre, housed in a converted mill on the bank of the river Lambourn, is one of the very best producing regional theatres in the country.

  5. 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.

  6. Roots Garden Centre

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    Garden Centre

    Thatcham

    Our aim at roots is to provide our customers with a friendly and efficient service at all times. Our highly experienced staff always welcome our customers to come in for ideas and advice.

  7. Datchet Watersports

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    Sports Ground

    Ashford

    Datchet Watersports provide tutition and equipment hire for Windsurfing, Sailing and Yachting.

  8. Donnington Castle

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    Historic Site

    NEWBURY

    Fourteenth-century gatehouse and Civil War earthworks are all that remain of this castle destroyed during one of the longest sieges of the Civil War lasting 2 years.

  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. Eton College Natural History Museum

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    Museum

    Windsor

    Eton’s hidden gem, this family friendly museum is Berkshire’s only dedicated natural history museum. It houses over 16,000 specimens in atmospheric Edwardian surroundings and has something for all the family.

  11. Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens

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    Garden

    Slough

    This Grade 1 registered Garden of Remembrance contains formal and informal water features, a colonnade, rose garden, woodland, rock garden and open parkland with stunning views across the Capability Brown landscape.

  12. Windsor & Eton Brewery

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    Brewery

    Windsor

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

  13. The Living Rainforest

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    Garden

    Newbury

    Opening times, prices and how to get to this all weather family attraction. Wander beneath the canopy of this living rainforest & see butterflies and birds

  14. 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.

  15. Nirvana Spa

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    Spa

    Wokingham

    Christmas Sale 2for1 on selected all-inclusive spa experiences*

  16. Dorney Lake

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    Sports Ground

    Windsor

    Dorney Lake is a 2,200 metre flat water rowing lake owned by Eton College. Used for international regattas, and indeed the 2012 Olympic Venue for Rowing, Adapted Rowing and Flatwater Canoeing, the Rowing Lake is also available for use by other organ

  17. Mapledurham Watermill

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    Water Mill

    Reading

    The last working corn and grist watermill on the Thames with parts dating from the 15thC. Flour produced is sold in the shop, and the traditional working machinery can be viewed.

  18. Canal & Tipi Experience

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    Boat Trip

    Reading

    Canal and Tipi Experience. Canal boat (narrow boat) hire on the Kennet and Avon Canal or the River Thames. Bespoke tipi (tepee) hire for your party, wedding, corporate event, accommodation needs, camping adventure or just for fun.

  19. Datchet Golf Club

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    Golf Course

    Datchet

    Datchet Golf Club is the nearest golf course to Windsor running along the River Thames under the watchful eye of Windsor Castle.

  20. West Berkshire Museum

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    Museum

    Newbury

    West Berkshire Museum is housed in two of Newbury’s best loved historic buildings - the 17th century Cloth Hall and the old Granary/Corn Stores in the Wharf. The permanent exhibition ‘Lives and Landscapes’ tells the story of West Berkshire. The...

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