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Ranked #1 of 95 attractions in Berkshire
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Windsor Castle (Windsor)
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Ranked #2 of 95 attractions in Berkshire
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Castles; Landmarks
Owner description: Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world and offers an extraordinarily rich and varied day out.... more » Owner description: Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world and offers an extraordinarily rich and varied day out. Throughout its history, the Castle has been redecorated, enlarged and rebuilt. Today The Queen spends most of her private weekends at the Castle, which is also used regularly for ceremonial and State occasions. Your ticket to Windsor Castle includes entry to Treasures from the Royal Archives exhibition in the Drawings Gallery. « less
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Ranked #3 of 95 attractions in Berkshire
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Nature and Parks
This park was mapped out in the 1360s, covers 4,800 acres and is said to be haunted by the ghost of Herne the Hunter.
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Ranked #4 of 95 attractions in Berkshire
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Owner description: The UK Wolf Conservation Trust is home to a ten ambassador wolves, including the first Arctic wolves in the country. It runs... more » Owner description: The UK Wolf Conservation Trust is home to a ten ambassador wolves, including the first Arctic wolves in the country. It runs events aimed at promoting wolf awareness and raising money for wolf conservation, including walks with wolves for its members, howl nights and open days where everyone is welcome.Our Open Days in 2013 are Monday 26th August and Sunday 6th October from 11am to 5pm. Full details and advance booking can be found on our website. « less
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Ranked #5 of 95 attractions in Berkshire
Category: Equestrian Trails
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Ranked #6 of 95 attractions in Berkshire
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #7 of 95 attractions in Berkshire
Category: Nature and Parks
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Savill Garden (Windsor)
Ranked #8 of 95 attractions in Berkshire
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
Owner description: World-renowned 35 acres of ornamental gardens and woodland, including National Collections and rare international species.A... more » Owner description: World-renowned 35 acres of ornamental gardens and woodland, including National Collections and rare international species.A garden of beauty and colour where visitors journey through interconnecting gardens, each one coming into its own in different seasons.The Savill Garden was created by Sir Eric Savill, grand master of the woodland garden, in the 1930s with the support of King George V and Queen Mary. Since that time, the Garden has continued to develop underRoyal Patronage, with most recently HM The Queen opening the beautiful Rose Garden in 2010. « less
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Ranked #9 of 95 attractions in Berkshire
Category: Science Museums; Museums
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Ranked #10 of 95 attractions in Berkshire
Category: Nature and Parks
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Dorney Court (Windsor)
Ranked #11 of 95 attractions in Berkshire
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks
Dorney Court is one of the UK's finest Tudor manor houses.
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Basildon Park (Reading)
Ranked #12 of 95 attractions in Berkshire
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: An 18th-century house, a 1950s homeThis is a story of grandeur created, dissolved and resurrected - not once, but... more » Owner description: An 18th-century house, a 1950s homeThis is a story of grandeur created, dissolved and resurrected - not once, but twice.Basildon Park is an impressive Georgian mansion, surrounded by glorious parkland, which was lovingly rescued from ruin by Lord and Lady Iliffe in the mid 1950s. The house you see today is a re-creation and restoration of the 18th-century mansion. They restored the elegant interior and scoured the country salvaging 18th-century architectural fixtures and fittings. They filled their comfortable new home with fine paintings, fabrics and furniture, which can still be enjoyed by visitors today. « less
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Ranked #13 of 95 attractions in Berkshire
Category: Horse Tracks

Ascot Racecourse is synonymous with quality, excellence and a truly memorable day out. The highlight of the year is Royal Ascot in June with five days of tradition, pageantry and... more »

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Ranked #14 of 95 attractions in Berkshire
Category: Architectural Buildings; Castles; Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Designed by Sir Charles Barry, architect of the Houses of Parliament, this is considered to be one of the finest Victorian... more » Owner description: Designed by Sir Charles Barry, architect of the Houses of Parliament, this is considered to be one of the finest Victorian homes still in existence, which houses fine furniture and works of art. « less
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Ranked #15 of 95 attractions in Berkshire
Category: Museums
Owner description: The REME Museum of Technology tells the history of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers from their birth in 1942... more » Owner description: The REME Museum of Technology tells the history of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers from their birth in 1942 until the present day. The collection on display includes tools used by REME soldiers, an extensive weapons display and historic the repair and recovery vehicle collection. « less
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Ranked #16 of 95 attractions in Berkshire
Category: Hiking Trails

The Kennet and Avon Canal is a mixture of man-made canal and navigable river that runs from Reading to Bristol. Although the whole route tends to be referred to as the Kennet and... more »

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Ranked #17 of 95 attractions in Berkshire
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: The Stanley Spencer Gallery is a very special place for all generations of the family to enjoy. Devoted to the work of one of... more » Owner description: The Stanley Spencer Gallery is a very special place for all generations of the family to enjoy. Devoted to the work of one of Britain's greatest twentieth century painters, Sir Stanley Spencer, it was named by ArtFund this year as being one the UK's five most 'unmissable' small Art Galleries and has also been awarded a coveted Michelin Green Star. Spencer was born in 1891 in the family home in Cookham High Street. Whatever the current exhibition (there are two per year), the visitor can be assured of discovering poignant images of Cookham and people in Spencer's life from before the beginning of the First World War until ten years after the end of the Second World War. Many of Spencer's works depict joyous and vivid fusions of the ordinary with the extraordinary and the earthly with the spiritual. Those of his paintings that are set in his beloved Cookham speak to us of the village, the river and the surrounding hills, commons and meadowland from a less materialistic age than ours, yet with a timeless quality, often touched by the trauma of his wartime experiences. The Gallery provides the largest collection of Sir Stanley Spencer's works on display anywhere in the world. Others of his paintings are in the Tate and major regional institutions, as well as with private collectors. The current exhibition, Paradise Regained, tells the story of how World War 1 affected Spencer's work as he struggled to regain his sense of direction and artistic vision. Several truly wonderful Spencer works, on loan from the Tate and also from private collectors, add to those selected from the Gallery's own major collection. « less
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Ranked #18 of 95 attractions in Berkshire
Category: Natural History Museums; History Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Museum was opened in 1875 and has 16,000 objects. It is Berkshire's only dedicated Natural History Museum. We have large... more » Owner description: The Museum was opened in 1875 and has 16,000 objects. It is Berkshire's only dedicated Natural History Museum. We have large collections of stuffed birds, mammals, fossils, and butterflies and moths. The Museum celebrates the life of Sir Joseph Banks: peer into his cabin on board HMB Endeavour and explore the museum to find exquisite prints of the plants he discovered on his epic voyage. « less
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Ranked #19 of 95 attractions in Berkshire
Category: Horse Tracks
Owner description: Newbury Racecourse is one of the UK's most prestigious racing venues, with 31 quality racedays each year. Opened in 1905 the... more » Owner description: Newbury Racecourse is one of the UK's most prestigious racing venues, with 31 quality racedays each year. Opened in 1905 the course is home to the famous Hennessy Gold Cup and the Group 1 Lockinge Stakes, but also hosts world famous music acts during the summer months. The racecourse boasts three large grandstands making it a versatile venue for any event. « less
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Ranked #20 of 95 attractions in Berkshire
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #21 of 95 attractions in Berkshire
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Museum of English Rural Life at the University of Reading houses the most comprehensive national collection of objects,... more » Owner description: The Museum of English Rural Life at the University of Reading houses the most comprehensive national collection of objects, books and archives relating to the history of food, farming and the countryside. The museum galleries and garden are currently closed until early 2016 for a Heritage Lottery funded redevelopment project. The gift shop, staircase hall and library and archives reading room are still open (Monday 10am to 5pm and Tuesday to Friday 9am to 5pm) « less
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Silchester (Reading)
Ranked #22 of 95 attractions in Berkshire
Category: Ancient Ruins; Historic Sites; Landmarks

Silchester is about 20 minutes drive from Reading and was once  the ancient  Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum. All that remains are the ruined amphitheatre and town walls, which... more »

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Ranked #23 of 95 attractions in Berkshire
Category: Horse Tracks
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Ranked #24 of 95 attractions in Berkshire
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Reading Museum (Reading)
Ranked #25 of 95 attractions in Berkshire
Category: Educational Sites; Museums

The main Reading Museum is housed in the Old Town Hall at the eastern end of Friar Street, in the centre of Reading. The building, opened in 1875, was designed by the architect... more »

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Ranked #26 of 95 attractions in Berkshire
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks
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California Country Park (Finchampstead)
Ranked #27 of 95 attractions in Berkshire
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #28 of 95 attractions in Berkshire
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Owner description: The Nature Discovery Centre is a visitor centre on a nature reserve on the outskirts of Thatcham, Berkshire. This fantastic... more » Owner description: The Nature Discovery Centre is a visitor centre on a nature reserve on the outskirts of Thatcham, Berkshire. This fantastic visitor centre is packed full of interactive wildlife and natural history displays. There is a network of footpaths ranging from small family-friendly walks to longer paths for the more adventurous, and the bird hide offers a perfect opportunity to watch the world go by. We also have a Lakeside Cafe where you can enjoy hot and cold homemade food and drinks looking out over the lake. « less
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Bucklebury Farm Park (Bucklebury)
Ranked #29 of 95 attractions in Berkshire
Category: Farms; Landmarks
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Ranked #30 of 95 attractions in Berkshire
Category: Museums
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