An A to Z guide of everything amazing in Berkshire

PUBLISHED: 11:51 15 February 2019 | UPDATED: 11:51 15 February 2019

Forest Light by Scott Wylie ( via

Forest Light by Scott Wylie ( via


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

C is for Comedian. Ricky Gervais was born here.

D is for Drinks. There are some great pubs offering stunning views.

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

F is for Frogmore House. A beautiful location.

G is for Great Park. An iconic Windsor view.

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

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

J is for Jockey. A.P. McCoy has stables in Lambourn.

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.

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

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

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

P is for Peasemore. One of our beautiful villages.

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.

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 these to enjoy.

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

X is for aCROSS the line? X is a difficult one, do forgive us…

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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