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Berkshire

This historic county is one of the oldest in England and home to the largest inhabited castle in the world, Windsor Castle, as well as the beautiful Highclere Castle, now best known as the setting for Downton Abbey. With classic country villages on the River Thames, famous attractions such as Eton college and Ascot Racecourse and charming historic market towns including Newbury, Berkshire is archetypal England at its best.
Haddon Hall

10 beautiful British picnic spots

In honour of National Picnic Week (15-24 June), we’re packing our hamper and heading to some of the loveliest places in Britain for lunch with a view Brancaster Beach, Norfolk Norfolk isn’t short of stunning…

History of Royal Ascot

History of Royal Ascot

The 300-year story of racing at Ascot begins in 1711, when Queen Anne put the idea into motion to pursue her love of horse racing The 300-year story of racing at Ascot begins in 1711, when…

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle: The largest inhabited castle in the world

How much do you know about the history of the largest inhabited castle in the world? Though the origins of Windsor Castle go all the way back to 1070 when William the Conqueror ordered the construction…

Highclere Castle

Video: Downton Abbey star on filming at Highclere

Downton Abbey executive Producer, Gareth Neame and star actor Hugh Bonneville discuss filming at Highclere Castle and explore the massive global appeal of the show’s quintessential Britishness.

Berkshire, Windsor Castle

Royal Berkshire: in pictures

The leafy county has a first-class royal pedigree as home to Windsor Castle, as well as historic institutions such as Eton College and Ascot Racecourse. We take a look some of its most attractive spots.

The Vineyard exterior

Hotel review: The Vineyard, Berkshire

Located within easy reach of one of our nation’s biggest attractions, Highclere Castle, aptly named hotel The Vineyard offers an unrivalled wine selection amid contemporary comfort…

Downton Abbey Series 5

New series of Downton Abbey in 10 photos

Spoiler alert: these images from the new series of everybody’s favourite period drama may hint at some of the plot twists, but we promise not to divulge details

Prince William and Prince Harry, the Thames, Berkshire

Prince William and Prince Harry help flood victims

The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, and his brother Prince Harry arrived unannounced to help flood victims on the Thames this morning.

Windsor: an insider’s guide

With its historic castle and acres of outstanding countryside, Windsor wears its royal seal of approval well. Add to that its elegant hotels, fine dining and superb shopping and you’ll find a town that’s not to be missed

Windsor Castle

Conquer the Tower at Windsor Castle

For over 800 years, Windsor Castle’s world-famous Round Tower has dominated the surrounding landscape.