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Popular for cottage holidays, Berkshire is in the south east of England and is one of the oldest counties in Britain (circa 840). Notorious for its long history of sheep farming, it is also host to one of the largest sheep fairs in the country, held at East Ilsley. Home to one of the most famous Royal Residences in the World, Windsor Castle, Berkshire is very popular with tourists travelling from all corners of the globe looking for a relaxing country cottage holiday retreat.

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MARCH - MAY High 14.1°c Low 5.61°c Precipitation 0.04mm/hr
JUNE - AUGUST High 21.18°c Low 12.33°c Precipitation 0.04mm/hr
SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER High 14.77°c Low 7.57°c Precipitation 0.03mm/hr
DECEMBER - FEBRUARY High 8.15°c Low 1.37°c Precipitation 0.08mm/hr


Have yourself a flutter at the world famous Royal Ascot racecourse, you may even get a glance of the Queen as she attends every Royal Meeting there. Each year Royal Ascot is broadcast to audiences around the globe, but to experience it in person is something altogether more special. See the changing of the guard at Windsor. This tradition brings history and the public together. The new guards march from Victoria Barracks to Queen Victoria's Statue at which point they turn up into Windsor Castle to meet the old guard who have formed outside the Guardroom.


Windsor is a town on the River Thames in southeast England, just west of London. Here you will find a wide range of great restaurants and places to eat that cater for all budgets and all tastes! It is also home to the famous Windsor Castle, a residence of the British Royal Family. As a tourist town there are many apartments, cottages, gift shops around the castle, together with shops and restaurants in Windsor Royal Shopping.


Newbury is a small town nestled in the heart of West Berkshire. Due to its location, Newbury is also home to beautiful walking and cycling trails, making it perfect for families to have a day out and enjoy the scenery from there idyllic hot tub holiday cottage. Encompassing a mix of independent and known high street stores you can also expect to find an exciting mix of restaurants and bars


Reading is a university town 20 minutes west of London. The town is on the Thames, at the very end of the Kennet and Avon Canal, and in the Middle Ages was the site of an influential abbey, the ruins of which can be seen around the central Forbury Gardens. It’s famous for the annual Reading Festival, an outdoor rock music event. Holiday apartments, shops and riverside restaurants dot the town centre. Places of interest include The Reading Museum, which explores the town’s past, from its earliest days as a Saxon Settlement and Caversham Court, where in the past some of Reading’s most powerful families have lived.


Visitors to Berkshire can tuck into mouth-watering meals at some of the best eateries in the UK. Three establishments in the region have been incorporated into the Top 50 of the most recent release of The Good Food Guide. The esteemed book, which positions the nation's best eateries, has been the UK's smash hit manual for top notch food since 1951 and it is revamped each year.


Berkshire is very easy to reach from across the UK. Located just outside London, there are plenty of transport facilities available including road and rail networks with hire cars to hand if required.