• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • First class racing

    Offering 30 racedays throughout 2015, Newbury is an award-winning racecourse staging some of Britain's best racing.

  • Snowdrops at Welford Park

    Generations of visitors have been enjoying the breathtaking display of snowdrops for decades, and these stunning little flowers can be found in 5 acres of beech woodland alongside the River Lambourn and also in formal gardens around the picturesque Queen Anne House.


A top class Racecourse, the Ridgeway National Trail across the Downs and the majestic Highclere Castle are some of our best known features, but there are many more things to see, do and explore in and around Newbury.

There is a wide choice of places to eat, drink and a great selection of high quality accommodation. The area has a lively events programme including festivals, family activities, street entertainment, theatre and horse racing!

Here you will find lots of information and tempting ideas about places to visit, attractions, activities, shops, walks, accommodation and much more. You can also check availability and book accommodation online.

We look forward to welcoming you to West Berkshire soon!


Newbury Visitor Information Centre has tickets on sale now for:                     * Newbury Model Railway Club 2016 Exhibition *
* Mothering Sunday Cruise on the Rose of Hungerford *
* Ace Space 2016 gigs incl Chris Jagger, Phil Beer & Fred's House *
* Barnes 2016 Day Trips incl Buckingham Palace & Chelsea Flower Show *
* Watermill Theatre Shows *
* National Express journeys *

Please pop in or call us on 01635 30267 to book or for more details.

The very popular Newbury Guided Walks are back for 2016. Tickets are on sale NOW. All walks are led by local historians. Book your place today!

Newbury VIC Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday

Apr to Sept 10am-5pm    Oct to Mar 10am-4pm



Biddy at The Real Macaron Company
Macaron or macaroon? The coconutty cakes of my childhood were definitely macaroons with a double 'O'. But the gorgeous, pretty, colourful, flavoursome delights at The Real Macaron Company in Newbury are surely only a distant, and far more sophisticated, Parisian cousin.Having passed The Real Macaron Company on the way into town many times, I had been meaning to stop off and treat myself to a box of macarons for ages......
Published: Mon, 08 Feb 2016


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