Newbury, the largest town in West Berkshire, is situated at the crossroads of Southern England. Less than an hour from Oxford, Bristol, London and the South Coast, Newbury lures visitors with its medieval origins and the liveliness of a market town.
Medieval towns in England have a wealth of churches that continue to withstand centuries of wear and tear. Newbury has a host of old religious structures in and around its vicinity. St. Nicholas Church is one of the finest medieval churches in West Berkshire, dating back to the 12th century and restored in the 1500s. The 20th century saw the rise of a few more churches in the region, and St. John the Evangelist is the most exquisite example. Other modern churches in West Berkshire include Wash Common, St. Stephen’s and St. George’s. Book your Newbury Hotels with Reservations.com.
Castles and Stately Manors
Shaw House has seen its fair share of England’s checkered past, having been a refuge for British troops during World War II, Charles I during 1644 and a favorite royal retreat through the centuries. It is now the toast of Newbury’s social calendar, functioning as venue for weddings and other events. The 14th century gatehouse of Donnington Castle is also a popular place to visit, only a mile from central Newbury.
Never a dull moment in Newbury
You can eat, drink and be merry in Newbury by choosing any of the local cafes, pubs and shops in the Town Centre. A visit to this town involves a fully-packed itinerary of diverse activities. Newbury is surrounded by recreational centers that would excite families such as Beale Park, Krazy Klub Activity Center and Buckleberry Farm. Fishing is best served in River Kennet while walks across Berkshire Downs and trips to Avon Canal are definitely relaxing. More nature appreciation can be pursued at the Thatcham Nature Discovery Center, where you can feed the ducks during your idle time.