See & Do
The Newbury area has a wealth of great days out for all the family to enjoy. Experience fun times for families at Beale Park, Bucklebury Farm Park and MFA Bowl & Soft Play. Feel history brought alive at Basildon Park, Shaw House and Highclere Castle. Be entertained at one of three theatres in and around the town or watch the latest movies at the seven screen cinema in the town centre.
The area offers superb fishing on the River Kennet, inspiring walks across the Berkshire Downs or relaxing trips on the Kennet and Avon Canal. At no cost at all you can explore Donnington Castle, Greenham Common and Thatcham Nature Discovery Centre.
Kennet and Avon Canal
Completed in 1710, the canal celebrated its bicentenary in 2010. It runs right through the area and is a key feature of Newbury and Hungerford town centres.
Antique Shopping in Hungerford
Head to Hungerford for a revitalizing weekend, packed with antique shopping, country walks, freshly made meals in historic pubs.
Newbury Farmers Market
The market is held on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from 9am to 1pm.
This popular viewpoint has stunning views both north across the Kennet Valley and south over the Hampshire Downs.
Corn Exchange, Newbury
The area has many top quality arts venues including the Corn Exchange in Newbury Market Place and the truly delightful Watermill Theatre just outside the town.
The best Elizabethan house in the county, Shaw House is now open to the public after a £6million award winning restoration.
Highclere Castle has been home to the Carnarvon family since 1679. The 5th Earl is famous for his discovery of Tutankamun's tomb in Egypt in the 1920s. In 2010 the house became well known as Downton Abbey in the hugely popular TV drama.