• Shaw House

    Elizabethan splendor

    Shaw House is the best surviving Elizabethan manor house in Berkshire. It is available for venue hire throughout the year and open to the public in the school holidays. The new public season starts on Saturday 15th February 2014.

  • Horse-Drawn Canal Trips on the Kennet and Avon Canal

    Tranquil waterways

    The Kennet and Avon Canal runs right through the area providing opportunities for walking, cycling, rowing or dreaming...enjoy a horse-drawn boat trip from Kintbury to really unwind.

  • Newbury Racecourse

    First class racing

    Offering 29 racedays throughout 2014, Newbury is an award-winning racecourse staging some of Britain's best racing.

  • Donnington Castle

    Perfect for picnics

    The gatehouse is all that survives of the once magnificent Donnington Castle.  The site is steeped in history and is especially well known for its role during the English Civil War. Today it is owned by English Heritage and access is free.

  • Lambourn Seven Barrows

    Prehistoric landscapes

    Much of the area around Newbury is part of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This group of prehistoric barrows just outside Lambourn is typical of the open countryside of the Berkshire Downs.

  • St Bartholomew Street, Newbury

    Newbury town centre

    Newbury has a very vibrant town centre with a great mix of shops, pubs and restaurants along the pedestrianised main streets.  There is a twice weekly market and a strong programme of free special events throughout the year.

  • Parkway

    Discover an exclusive range of top fashion & lifestyle brands in a historical environment right in the heart of Newbury town. Positioned just off Northbrook Street, Parkway Shopping presents John Lewis at home & Debenhams, alongside an exceptional mix of high street and unique boutique stores.

accommodation icon
calendar icon
Kennet & Avon canal Newbury

Autumn is a wonderful time of year to get out and about and explore beautiful West Berkshire. Cool, crisp, dry days are perfect cycling weather and Newbury Visitor Information Centre has mens and ladies bikes for day hire from 10am - 5pm. Priced at £14 per bike, per day, why not pack up some warm soup and sandwiches and cycle along the K&A canal tow path or the Ridgeway and find a scenic spot for lunch? Local cycle route maps are available from the VIC. Pre booking is advised on 01635 30267 or by emailing tourism@westberks.gov.uk

 
Newbury Guided Walks

The West Berkshire Museum has undergone an amazing £2.26 million transformation which includes restoration of the historic Cloth Hall and Corn Stores, creation of a new link building and visitor facilities, and complete refurbishment of all display and activity spaces to increase the total exhibition area by a third. The museum is open from Wednesday to Sunday (and Bank Holidays) 10am-4pm and admission is free. Come and see the fantastic changes for yourself!

 
Milestone near Newbury

For a map of the area and some great reviews from local residents, from history and from the press then click here. We would also like to hear from you about your visit to the area.