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Places to Visit, Things to Do and Days Out in Berkshire

The Royal County of Berkshire still possesses much rural scenery, long stretches of the River Thames, Windsor, Ascot and Eton. . Places to Visit in Berkshire Englefield House and The Herd are listed below.
17 Results In Or Near Berkshire
in Berkshire
This 9 acre garden at Englefield House falls from the woodland area with magnolia, rhododendron, azalea, acer, camellia and many other species. Below are the two terraces enclosed in grey stone balustrades, built in 1860 with wide staircases, mixed borders, fountains and rill. In modern times there has been a steady programme of planting with many features and areas developed to give interest all through the year. Plants for sale in the neighbouring Englefield Garden Centre, and te...
in Berkshire
The Herd is a restaurant with rooms in the centre of Pangbourne. Our steaks are matured on the bone for a minimum of 30 days and are cooked to perfection on an open fire! We are passionate about steak and have left no stone unturned in our quest to deliver the ultimate steak experience at The Herd. Thousands of steaks have been tasted and many farms have been visited throughout the world in order to create The Herd. Flavour and tenderness are of premier importance to us and everything w...
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in Berkshire
Celebrating its fifth decade of service and over 15 years retaining a Michelin star, L'Ortolan continues to be a beacon of Berkshire's fine dining restaurant scene offering a unique, luxury, timeless quality in its style and setting and impeccable attention to detail in its dishes and service.
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in Berkshire
Discover the life and times of a beautiful Berkshire Mansion This Berkshire Palladian mansion was rescued from ruin by Lord and Lady Illife back in 1952 who set about restoring it and scouring the country for 18th century artworks and furnishings that would be in keeping with the history of the house. The result is what you see today – a simply glorious building, inside and out, which reflects the gracious life of an aristocrat in Georgian England. Inside you'll see amazing plaster wor...
in Berkshire
The Miller of Mansfield is a modern inn set in an 18th century coaching inn. A warm welcome awaits. Partake in fine wines, well looked after beer, refined food and a sumptuous night's sleep. This pub-restaurant with 13 individually styled rooms celebrates the heritage of its building alongside a very 21st century take on savouring delicious food in hospitable surroundings.
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in Berkshire
Across 350 acres of parkland, Wellington Country Park presents the biggest outdoor play opportunities in Berkshire. It has an absolute mass of things to do for kids up to about the age of eight. With an adventure playground, toddler area, sandpits, slides, a miniature railway (additional fee applies), animal farm and petting barn, enchanted forest, water play area and 12-hole mini golf course on site, there should easily be enough to keep the little ones busy all day. There is also a dinosaur...
in Berkshire
The Carnarvon Arms Located next door to Highclere Castle, home to the real Downton Abbey set and just a few miles from Newbury town centre, The Carnarvon Arms is a modern day country inn. Originally a coaching inn serving travellers to nearby Highclere Castle, Grade II listed Carnarvon Arms has recently been restored to its former glory, offering a dining room with a high vaulted ceiling, a bar and 19 individually styled boutique bedrooms. Crowned Historic Luxury Hotel of the Year 20...
in Berkshire
Set in the heart of Berkshire countryside, The Crab & Boar is a lovely country pub with rooms offering British cuisine, free Wi-Fi and a large car park. The award-winning restaurant serves locally-sourced seafood and seasonal game in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The restaurant has received 2 AA Rosettes and are part of 'Pub group of the year 2016' by The Good Pub Guide.
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in Berkshire
Dew Pound is a 16th-century country house restaurant located in the hamlet of Old Burghclere, some six miles south of Newbury. The period features and original oak beams are given a contemporary feel with the use of vibrant artwork and black leather chairs. The raised decked terrace out the back provides charming views across the pond to Watership Down and Highclere Castle. The menu changes daily with the availability of local, seasonal produce. There is a well thought through wine list with ...
in Berkshire
Donnington Valley Golf is a parkland course is set in beautiful rolling countryside with a challenging 6353 yards, 18 hole, par 71 from the back tees. Although some of the holes are quite forgiving the closing four holes are regarded as one of the toughest finishes in the country, with water featuring prominently on 15th, 16th and 17th holes.
in Berkshire
Donnington Valley Spa is the perfect lifestyle destination, a privately owned country retreat in the heart of Berkshire. Take time out in our sanctuary as we welcome you with a drink of your choice accompanied by a light breakfast, before we invite you to slip into fluffy robes and slippers and entertain your senses with our bespoke collection of day packages, with something suitable for everyone. Our leisure facilities include a luxurious modern 18m swimming pool, steam room, sauna, ...
in Berkshire
Hidden behind the brick walls of the garden and enveloped in tumbling scented roses and lavender, you will discover a tranquil oasis, offering a real sense of well-being and relaxation. A place to escape, renew and refresh.
in Berkshire
The Dundas Arms is set on the Kennet and Avon canal in the charming historic village of Kintbury halfway between Hungerford and Newbury. As a true country pub, our menus make the most of the local flavours available from the surrounding rivers, farms and fields and you'll always find traditional pub classics alongside creative seasonal dishes. Nestled between the Kennet River and the Kennet & Avon Canal, our idyllic garden is the perfect place to soak up the sunshine and enjoy the fine...
in Berkshire
The Vineyard, one of the UK's best known places for those who love fine dining. The Vineyard restaurant is a 3 AA rosette awarded restaurant, with everything yo
in Berkshire
The Vineyard Spa is a luxury 5 Bubbles Spa that is situated in Newbury, Berkshire. About an hour from London, it's the perfect location to escape the city for a relaxing spa day or get away. From the moment you slip into your fluffy robe and cushioned slippers, the journey to rediscover yourself begins. Whether you are looking for spa days and breaks, or simply want to visit for a treatment, The Vineyard spa is somewhere you will experience relaxation that will rebalance your body and min...
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in Oxfordshire
Discover the beautiful Greys Court and surrounding gardens Greys Court is a picturesque house mainly Tudor in style set in a beautiful courtyard. A series of walled gardens are set out as outdoor rooms with a fine collection of old fashioned roses, paeonies, an ornamental vegetable garden, maze, and 19th century wisteria walk. The garden also has wonderful historical features including a Tudor wheelhouse, a maze, ice house and a WW2 Dig for Victory kitchen garden.
in Oxfordshire
Discover the beautiful Greys Court and surrounding gardens Greys Court is a picturesque 14th century house that was much added to, with one surviving tower dating from 1347. It has been the home of the Brunner family since the 1930s and is furnished as a family home, with some fine 18th century plasterwork and early English furniture in mahogany, walnut and oak. The entrance hall displays a collection of porcelain and the plain pine staircase has a window at the top with panels of Swi...
in Hampshire
Dine at the 35 Acre restaurant overlooking the infinite Highfield Park parkland, where fine food and fabulous service await you.
in Hampshire
The Wellington Arms, Hampshire Wellington Arms is a homely pub restaurant which serves good, honest, local food executed with understated finesse. Owners Simon Page and Jason King are living the good life keeping chickens, bees and even pigs on the premises and tending to fruit trees and their veg patch. Homemade honey from pub's very own bees and fresh eggs collected from the chickens are sold at the bar. The interior resembles your gran's living room with exquisite, solid Edwardian ...
in Hampshire
Discover centuries of gardening history at The Vyne Attractive gardens surround the 16th century Vyne house. The gardens are home to several stunning features such as a walled garden and glass house beautiful lawns, herbaceous borders, a wild garden with woodland walks, a lake, and a newly developed wetlands area. Much like the house itself the garden is filled with history, keep an eye out for the six hundred year old oak tree and second world war storage sites.
in Hampshire
Discover centuries of history at The Vyne The Vyne was built in the 16th century for Lord Sandys, Henry VIII´s Lord Chamberlain. The masterpiece of the building is the central staircase by John Chute, with its fluted columns, all decorated in blue and white. In the rooms is a wealth of old panelling and fine furniture. It also contains a Tudor chapel with Gothic vaulting, murals and fine Renaissance glass. In the grounds are lawns, herbaceous borders, lakes and an early summer house. ...
in Hampshire
Explore the celebrated West Green House Garden West Green House Garden demonstrates how creative energy is poured into gardening. It is a garden with a special and distinctive sense of place, made by Marylyn Abbott. It has a delightful series of vibrantly-planted walled gardens, surrounding a charming 18th century house. The largest features herbaceous beds with wonderful colour combinations and a superb ornamental kitchen garden. The Nymphaeum is fully restored with water staircase a...
in Hampshire
Tylney Hall Health Suite is nestled in the heart of the Hampshire countryside, on a 66-acre estate. It offers exclusive treatments from Kerstin Florian - with a wide range of facial and body treatments, which are both suitable for men and women, and only available through Leading Spas & Luxury Hotels.
in Hampshire
Don't forget to pack your sports kit if you are heading for the rather sumptuous Hampshire Court Hotel, just on the edge of Basingstoke. With five indoor tennis courts, two indoor pools, a gym, a spinning room and exercise studios, there's plenty of scope for that all essential work out. And when you have worked up a sweat, there are also plenty of ways to reward yourself. Try the beauty treatment suites where expertly trained staff will administer a deep tissue massage to soothe aching joint...
in Buckinghamshire
Spa Illuminata Danesfield House invites you into a luxurious world of wellbeing where you can relax and unwind in its tranquil surroundings and indulge in an un
in Oxfordshire
DRC recreates the golden age of the Great Western Railway, with a fine collection of over 20 steam locomotives, many housed in the original 1932 engine shed, a collection of passenger coaches and freight wagons. With examples of GWR buildings and infrastructure, including the original 1857 Transfer Shed.
in Hampshire
Serving a mix of classic and contemporary dining, The Conservatory restaurant is a light, bright and elegant space to enjoy dinner or afternoon tea.
in Buckinghamshire
Awarded an AA Rosette for culinary excellence, you will enjoy exceptional European and authentic Indian cuisine at Crowne Plaza Marlow's stylish Glaze Restauran
in Surrey
The Latymer is a fine dining restaurant, offering bold flavours in dishes using locally sourced ingredients inspired by the seasons.
in Surrey
The Latymer is our fine dining restaurant, offering bold flavours in dishes using locally sourced ingredients inspired by the seasons. Awarded a Michelin Star and 4 AA Rosettes in 2017, Chef Matt Worswick has created exquisite tasting menus for both lunch and dinner service. The Latymer is situated in one of the oldest parts of the original house at Pennyhill Park. It has an intimate and luxurious feel with wooden panelling, a beamed ceiling and rich plush fabrics throughout.
in Surrey
Size matters at The Spa at Pennyhill Park. One of the largest in the UK, the 21 spacious treatment rooms and seemingly endless array of heat experiences yield an impressive all-round wellbeing experience. Some of the UK's top sportspeople are known to grace this roomy retreat, lending it a reputation as an exceptional place for health and fitness. It's no surprise then that the facilities for working out are second-to-none. But don't fret, a good dose of downtime isn't ignored. Discover an ex...
in Hampshire
Enjoy modern British cuisine in our elegant yet relaxed 2 AA Rosette Glasshouse Restaurant. Quality is everything – right down to every ingredient. We follow a ‘field to fork' philosophy and pride ourselves on using local produce sourced from within a 50-mile radius. Some produce even comes from our own Kitchen Garden, where we grow a fantastic variety of vegetables & herbs and plenty of fruit. Taking its name from the original glasshouse designed in c.1850 by Edward Milner, a renowned lan...
in Hampshire
Set within a Capability Brown inspired park, Highclere Castle gardens are hidden from view. Gravel paths lead to the Monks Garden with plantings of roses,lavender, penstemons and a summer wild flower bed. Espaliered medlar, quince and fig trees line its walls. Behind the towering yew hedge lies the White Garden and a gate into the exquisite Secret Garden with its colourful curving herbaceous borders. Beyond the formal area an arboretum is in its early stages and by 2010 a meadow of wild flowe...
in Hampshire
Highclere Castle is a country house in the Jacobethan style by the architect Charles Barry, with a park designed by Capability Brown. The 5,000-acre estate is in Hampshire, England, about 5 miles south of Newbury, Berkshire. It is the country seat of the Earl of Carnarvon, a branch of the Anglo-Welsh Herbert family.
in Buckinghamshire
Discover the fantastic West Wycombe Park West Wycombe Park and gardens were created by Sir Frances Dashwood, founder of the Dilettanti Society in the mid-18th century. New fieldwork has produced evidence of a number of important earlier phases of activity, most notably an Iron Age hillfort and associated prehistoric field system. The classically-inspired park itself, comprises formal drives, vistas, walks and woodland areas, as well as a wide range of garden statuary and ornamental l...
in Buckinghamshire
Discover the fantastic West Wycombe Park The house at West Wycombe Park is among the most theatrical and Italianate in England, its facades formed as classical temples. It is the home of the Hell-Fire Club and was created by Sir Francis Dashwood. The interior has Palmyrene ceilings and decoration, with pictures. Also fine furniture, sculpture and Brussels tapestries dating from the time of Sir Francis Dashwood. The Rococo landscaped garden with its lakes and temples, was created in th...
in Buckinghamshire
Explore the fantastic gardens of Cliveden Set high above the River Thames with far-reaching views, these beautiful gardens at Cliveden in Berkshire capture the grandeur of a bygone age. Stroll through a series of impressive gardens, each with their own special charm. From the iconic parterre with its ever-changing floral displays to the statuary and topiary in the Long Garden, the gardens delight in every season. Formal gardens give way to open glades, majestic woodland and picturesque...
in Hampshire
Located in a conservation area with over 1,000 years of history, the Bombay Sapphire Distillery showcases how this unique gin is produced.
in Buckinghamshire
Hughenden Manor has a rich and varied history. Once the home of Benjamin Disraeli, it was also a covert WWII base that produced maps. Both of these stories are fascinating, and the house and gardens bring them to life.
in Buckinghamshire
Discover the beautiful world of Hughenden Hughenden Manor was the home of Victorian Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli from 1848 until his death in 1881. Most of his furniture, pictures and books remain here, his private retreat from parliamentary life in London. On display is a collection of fascinating personal memorabilia of the life of the great statesman and writer. The surrounding park and woodland have lovely walks and the colourful formal garden is a recreation of the design by h...
in Oxfordshire
A lavender-scented footpath paves the way for a spectacular culinary fairy tale. Described as “a twist of imaginative genius”, Raymond Blanc's vision for Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons has always been one of world-class gastronomic flair and outstanding organic produce. Take your seat for a feast like no other.
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in Oxfordshire
The Mole Inn is a beautiful 2 AA Rosette country Pub & Restaurant set in the stunning Oxfordshire countryside just 5 miles from the historic and cultural city o
in Hampshire
The Anchor Inn is a quirky English country inn dating back to the 14th century. Situated in the heart of picturesque rural Hampshire, the inn offers charming accommodation, unique countryside dining and a warm, friendly service. Having been awarded 2 AA Rosettes for its modern twist on traditional British pub classics, the Anchor Inn's kitchen team pride themselves on sourcing ingredients from the surrounding rivers, farms and fields, so you can be assured of fresh fare and unique flavour...
in Oxfordshire
Explore the city of dreaming spires and the beautiful surrounding countryside before returning to The Oxford Belfry spa to rest your weary limbs. The hotel, set within 17 acres, will tend to all your troubles – pep up lacklustre complexions, ease tight muscles, relax overworked minds and engerise sluggish souls. Spa connoisseurs will love that Espa is at the heart of the treatment menu, applying its renowned formulations and techniques to a host of terrific therapies. Or plump for QHotels' ve...
in Oxfordshire
The Greyhound Inn offers a fabulously warm welcome and looks after its guests with great care and attention. The rooms are thoughtfully appointed, the food is freshly prepared, imaginative and delicious, and there's a good selection of beers and wines by the glass. Guests can enjoy country walks from the doorstep or cycling routes on the untouched North Wessex Downs.
in Hampshire
Tucked away in the small village of St Mary Bourne in the Hampshire countryside, the Bourne Valley Inn is a lovely country inn offering charming accommodation, delicious countryside dining and a warm, friendly service. Sink into one of the nine contemporary cottage-style rooms and unwind in your own private corner of the Hampshire countryside. Named after the lakes and rivers that lie nearby, the rooms are designed with your comfort in mind and include luxurious bedding, flat-screen TVs, W...
in Oxfordshire
A vibrant village pub and restaurant situated in an historic Tudor Chantry House, The White Hart's dramatic antique features such as the great hall and minstrel's gallery (now the dining room) have been well preserved. Favouring local and seasonal produce, owners Mark and Kay Chandler source from the surrounding farms and estates, as well trade surplus fruit and vegetables from the pub's large kitchen garden for other local ingredients. All dishes are prepared on site, including bread and pas...
in Hampshire
Nestled in the beautiful Candover Valley in Hampshire, the Woolpack is a rural country inn and a renowned destination for countryside pursuits especially for those keen on shooting and fly fishing. With seven beautifully appointed country style bedrooms and a hearty breakfast in the morning, you'd be sure to have a lovely countryside stay. The restaurant serves classic British dishes using the best seasonal and locally sourced ingredients whilst the bar offers a large selection of real...
in Hampshire
Shake off your troubles and glide into the slick and serene space at the spa at Norton Park, set in the verdant landscape of Winchester. Massages, facials and beauty treatments galore, you'll find notable experts Espa on the menu whose quality formulations and renowned skills will promise to leave your skin super healthy and glowing. When you've been fully preened make your way to the moodily lit relaxation area where snug loungers encourage lingering. Afterwards revive sleepy limbs with an e...
in Oxfordshire
The Bear and Ragged Staff in Cumnor,just a few miles from Oxford.The heart of the pub with Ancient chimneys, flagstone floors and mullioned windows with cut lin
in Buckinghamshire
Hartwell House is a Jacobean and Georgian Grade I listed stately home, owned by the National Trust. 30 years, it was refurbished and opened as a hotel.
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in Buckinghamshire
The Hartwell Spa is an integral part of a relaxing stay at this popular country hotel in Buckinghamshire. Half & full day spa days available.
in Hampshire
Avington Park is a privately owned stately home in Hampshire, set in its own parkland bordering the River Itchen. Located east of Winchester in the beautiful Itchen Valley. Once described by William Cobbett as “one of the prettiest places in the County”. Open every Sunday from May to Sept, plus Bank Holiday Mondays and Mondays in August.
in Oxfordshire
Once a 16th century Inn, the pub boasts a 5* AA rating, has 9 guest rooms and is dog-friendly. The Mason Arms is a smart and convivial country pub, offering sumptuous menus of local produce. The Mason Arms is also home to Artist Residence Oxfordshire, a delightful boutique-hotel offering a heavenly retreat in the most glorious setting.
Reviews: (9)
in Hampshire
Taking its name from the magnificent mile long avenue of lime trees as viewed from your table,
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