One of the Home Counties, Berkshire’s bucolic rural scenery coupled with being close to London makes it a place where most people will pay handsomely for property.
The county can be extremely fancy, and has been home to royalty since the early 1100s when Windsor Castle was built.
The presence of royalty can be felt in many places, including the distinguished racecourse at Ascot.
And as we work our way through Berkshire you’ll see how much the county’s waterways contribute to its charm.
The Thames meanders west to east, broadening as it goes and nourishing verdant water meadows beside the towns and villages.
The Kennet and Avon Canal was also an important shipping route from the West Country to London, and is now navigated by holidaymakers on barges.
Lets explore the best places to visit in Berkshire:
Two of the most visited attractions in the country are in this regal town on the Thames.
Windsor Castle hardly needs introduction: Since the reign of Henry I in the early 12th century this has been residence for the royal family, which makes it the oldest occupied royal palace in Europe.
You could easily get lost in the 5,000-hectare Great Park, while you can spend a few hours idling around the town, seeing sights like Christopher Wren’s 17th-century Guildhall.
And then for little guys there’s LEGOLAND Windsor, which in 2016 became the UK’s favourite theme park and promises a day of LEGO-themed amusements and rides for kids up to 12.