• 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.

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Spectacular fireworks at the Battle Proms

The brilliant Battle Proms is back! This Saturday sees a spectacular celebration of classical music with fireworks, spitfire, cannons and cavalry. The concert takes place in front of the Castle which is illuminated by dramatic lighting and forms the backdrop to this stunning event. Gates open at 4.30pm so bring a picnic and enjoy an unforgettable evening of sublime music and breathtaking displays overlooking the beautiful setting of Highclere Castle. This event always sells out so grab your tickets now from Newbury VIC before they all go! We are open Monday – Saturday from 10am-5pm.

 
Newbury Guided Walks

Fancy a walk around Newbury with a Newbury historian? Newbury Visitor Information Centre has tickets available for 3 Newbury walks happening at 11.30am on Friday 1st August, Sunday 17th August and Friday 5th September. These walks will all focus on Newbury's history and architecture and will vary in theme and route. Walk leaders are David Peacock, Phil Wood and Jeremy Holden-Bell. Advance booking is essential so call now on 01635 30267 or email us on tourism@westberks.gov.uk

 
Milestone near Newbury

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