Relax in Holiday Cottages in Berkshire
Luxury holiday homes are popular here and with all the amenities you would expect from a quality hotel at a fraction of the cost it's never been easier to get away from the stresses of modern life.
Perfect for a romantic weekend, break with friends or a family vacation Berkshire has something for everyone and imagine ending each day chilling in your secluded garden with a glass of champagne. Bliss!
Our recommended cottages or lodges cater for couples, small groups or large families, most have disabled access, many provide onsite facilities and there are a number of pet friendly holiday cottages, so you can even bring the family dog.
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If you have never considered Berkshire as a holiday destination, you are in for a treat, check out our top-rated accommodation and start making memories today!
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Places to Visit and Things to Do in Berkshire
We have compiled a list of the best attractions in Berkshire to help you make the most of your stay, don't limit yourself to this list though, Explore and discover this amazing county for yourself:
1. Legoland®, Windsor
Designed for kids aged between 2 and 12 years this fun packed theme park is a must for families with young children, with more than 55 attractions and rides, themed areas offer everything from hands-on building activities, thrilling rides and the biggest Lego® shop in the UK. Enter the discovery zone to let the kid's imaginations run wild, let them get wet in the Splash Safari, or experience the 4D cinema, with so much to do and see they are guaranteed a day to remember.
2. Windsor Castle
No trip to Berkshire would be complete without a visit to the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. A royal residence for over a thousand years, you may even catch a glimpse of Her Majesty as she most weekends here. Things to see within this enormous palace include the sumptuous state apartments displaying works of art by artists including Rembrandt, Queen Mary's Dolls House, by far the biggest and finest in the world, the finest example of gothic architecture in the country; St George's Chapel the final resting place of no less than 10 monarchs including Henry Vlll and Charles l and don't forget to witness the Changing of the Guard a tradition that dates back centuries.
3. Food in Berkshire
Home to food royalty too, Berkshire has more than half the country's 3 Michelin starred restaurants including the world famous "Fat Duck" Heston Blumenthal's eatery, but it isn't just fancy restaurants here, there are numerous quaint tearooms, cookery schools offering demonstrations and short courses and an array of farmer's markets selling fresh local produce for you to whip up a culinary delight back in the fully fitted kitchen of your holiday cottage.
4. The Living Rainforest
You don't need to leave the UK to experience the wondrous sights and sounds of a tropical rain forest, nestled in the sleepy village of Hampstead Norrys this registered charity offers a unique experience and is home to over 700 species of animals and exotic plants like banana trees and coffee, vanilla plants. Stroll under the leafy canopies of the 3 tropical glasshouses among free roaming birds, lizards, butterflies and monkeys. Meet Harry the Armadillo while learning about sustainable living and protecting the future of these spectacular habitats.
5. Beale Park
Set on the banks of the River Thames this 30-acre wildlife park is home to a lively mix of attractions and animals. Take a ride on the miniature train, younger visitors will love the play areas and paddling pool, while adults and kids alike will find the exhibition of retro toys fascinating, bring your rod for a spot of fishing, take a river cruise or stroll around the beautiful gardens and deer park. Beale Park offers so much to do that one visit is never enough.
Great value attractions don't come much better than Reading Museum, open since 1883 it is free to visit and boasts an incredible 500,000 items from all over the world, view over 150,000 insects in the entomology collection, check out over 8,000 works of art and get an insight into local history. An extensive events programme throughout the year means no visit is ever the same.
7. Shaw House
This hidden gem is located on the outskirts of Newbury and is a fine example of an early H-plan Elizabethan mansion. Set in peaceful surroundings this grade 1 listed building hosts numerous events including workshops, family activity days, exhibitions, fairs and concerts throughout the year offering something for all ages.
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8. Carriage Ride through Windsor Park
For something a bit different and perfect if you are on a romantic break, unwind and relax travelling through this beautiful great park in a horse-drawn carriage. Operating throughout the year a knowledgeable guide will tell you about the history of the park and point out areas of interest and you can have your photograph taken with the friendly carriage horse at the end of your journey.
9. Feathers and Fur Falconry Centre
This Berkshire based collection of owls, falcons and hawks provides a fascinating and unforgettable day out for all the family. Regular displays and hands-on experiences where you can learn to handle these majestic birds, photographic sessions and free family activities throughout the summer make this one of the best raptor centres in the south of England.
10. Basildon Park
Step back in time to the 1950's in this National Trust Georgian Mansion, explore the working kitchen and grand reception rooms before viewing the extensive art collection in the South Pavilion or taking a stroll around the beautiful grounds which include an Italianate terrace, rose garden and 40 acres of glorious parkland with exceptional views.
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