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Berkshire in the South East of England has a number of interesting places and attractions for visitors. The historic town of Windsor is well known for the castle and connections with the Royal Family as well as the world famous Eton College. Nearby Ascot is famed for its racecourse and the Royal Ascot meeting, particularly Ladies Day. 

In Newbury the Cornmill Exchange has a good theatre scene and there also a vibrant arts scene on the site of the old Greenham Common Airbase. Highclere Castle is renowned for its Capability Brown Gardens and is near Newbury. Near Pangbourne, the stately home of Pangbourne Park was used in the filming of Pride and Prejudice and is open to the public. Donnington Castle is another popular place to visit to explore the ruined ramparts. The towns of Slough and Reading are market towns with malls and appear to those looking for some retail therapy.


Visitors will not expect to see wolves in Berkshire, and yet the Wolf Conservation Trust in Beenham has open days when the public can learn more about these creatures. There are many horse riding and cycling routes across Berkshire, and for cyclists the Kennet and Avon Canal Towpath is an excellent day out. 

Look out for horse drawn boats in traditional fashion. For walkers the Lambourn Valley way takes people from the White Horse Hill to Newbury as part of the famous Ridgeway walk, pas the Uffington White Horse and many small villages. Horse racing is popular across the chalk downs, and at Lambourn it is possible to visit a working racing stable. Berkshire is often seen as a place to pass through on the way to another place but has many delightful treasures within the county that are attractive to visitors.  


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