Royal Berkshire: in pictures

Berkshire, Windsor Castle
Carriages and rider on the Long Walk in the home park in front of Windsor Castle Credit: Helge Bias/Schapowalow/4Corners Images

The leafy county has a first-class royal pedigree as home to Windsor Castle. We take a look at its most famous views.

Berkshire, Windsor Castle
Carriages and rider on the Long Walk in the home park in front of Windsor Castle Credit: Helge Bias/Schapowalow/4Corners Images

Berkshire’s royal associations date back to the establishment of Windsor Castle by William the Conqueror in the 11th century and its proximity to London, good hunting, fertile lands has made a favourite retreat for the nobility ever since.

With its tranquil riverside, scenic hills, romantic woodland, historic villages and illustrious connections, Berkshire is an attractive and prosperous county with much to admire and discover. We round up some of its most beautiful spots.

Eton College, Berkshire
Schoolboys in traditional tailcoats at Eton College boarding school Credit: Tim Graham/Alamy
Eton College, Berkshire
The beautiful Eton College in Berkshire
Corney Court, Windsor
Tudor manor house Dorney Court, near Windsor, is one of the county’s finest surviving Credit: Greg Balfour Evans/Alamy Stock Photo
Mapledurham, Oxfordshire
Mapledurham House, Mapledurham Estate, Mapledurham, is said to be the inspiration for Toad Hall in A Wind in the Willows Credit: Greg Balfour Evans/Alamy

For more on Royal Berkshire, see the Nov/Dec 2015 issue of BRITAIN.

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