• 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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Newbury Charity Christmas Cards

Newbury Visitor Information Centre (VIC) is again selling Christmas cards from Cards for Good Causes (CFGC). They pay the participating charities (or their trading subsidiaries) at least 70p in every pound from their card sales, less the VAT payable on the amount retained by CFGC. Over 25 national charities are represented and this year 4 local charities have been added – Naomi House, Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance, Berkshire Churches Trust and the Duchess of Kent Hospice. The cards are now on sale until Christmas Eve between 10am and 4pm Monday to Saturday at Newbury VIC, The Town Hall, Market Place, Newbury.

 
Half term events

October half term is just around the corner and the Newbury Visitor Information Centre has compiled a list of fabulous, fun things for children to do across West Berkshire. The list is FREE and if you come in and collect one, you will be entered into a FREE prize draw to win a Family pass to Beale Park or Basildon Park! The list has over 50 ideas for children of all ages, including the Halloween Party at Shaw House, the Creepy Cruises on the K&A canal, Jojo & Bille's Tour de France at Arlington Arts and adventure days at Greenham Common. Come in and collect your copy today!

 
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.