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An A to Z of everything Berkshire

PUBLISHED: 15:51 11 January 2018 | UPDATED: 15:54 11 January 2018

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Journey with us through Berkshire as we take an alphabetical look at the people and places

A is for Ascot. Arguably one of the most iconic British sporting venues.

B is for Berkshire Downs. The chalk downland hills roll through our county.

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C is for Comedian. Ricky Gervais was born here.

D is for Drinks. There are some great pubs.

E is for Eton. The world-famous school is located near Windsor.

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F is for Frogmore House. A beautiful location.

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G is for Great Park. An iconic view.

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H is for Highclere Castle. No biggie, but they film Downton Abbey here.

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I is for In The Trees. Swinley Forest in Bracknell is home to Go Ape.

J is for Jockey. A.P. McCoy has a property in Lambourn.

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K is for Kennet and Avon Canal. The waterway flows through our county.

L is for Living Rainforest. The indoor greenhouse is in Hampstead Norreys.

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M is for Museum. Peruse all sorts at one of the county’s museums.

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N is for North Wessex Downs. The rolling hills are a beautiful part of the world.

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O is for Oracle. All your shopping needs on the banks of the River Kennet.

P is for PM. Maidenhead MP Theresa May took over from David Cameron in July 2016.

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Q is for Queen. With Windsor Castle and racecourses aplenty, Her Majesty is a regular visitor.

R is for Racing. Berkshire is famous for its racecourses.

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S is for Shaw House. The Elizabethan mansion was restored in 2005.

T is for Thames. No introduction needed here.

U is for University. Plenty of famous faces have studied at the University of Reading!

V is for Views. Lots of those to enjoy.

W is for Windsor. Home to a pretty famous castle.

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X is for aCROSS the line? Look, X is a difficult one. Do forgive us…

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Y is for Yearn. You’ll want to come back as soon as possible.

Z is for Zoo. OK, so not strictly a zoo, but plenty of animals to see at Bucklebury Farm Park.


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