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Top 85 attractions you must visit in Berkshire

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About Berkshire

This romantic county is renowned for its connections with the Royal Family, the River Thames meandering along the northern edge and its many beautiful gardens ablaze with colour. Berkshire was recognised by the Queen as the Royal County of Berkshire in 1957 because of the presence of Windsor Castle, and letters patent were issued in 1974.

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Attractions in Berkshire

Friar Park Mansion
Friar Park Mansion65 Crisp Rd, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2EN, UK
Iconic Buildings

Friar Park House is a huge and elaborate neo-Gothic mansion surrounded by wooded parkland, originally built in the 1890s as a weekend retreat for an eccentric London lawyer called Sir Frank Crisp. It has extensive gardens and water features such as caves, grottoes, underground passages, and a multitude of garden gnomes. One of the iconic locations in this area and it attracts a lot of tourists.

Frimley Lodge Park
Frimley Lodge ParkSturt Rd, Frimley Green, Camberley GU16 6HY, UK
Parks
Iconic Buildings

Frimley Lodge Park is a 24-hectare site that boasts a range of facilities for all ages and hosts events for all the family including lots of open space and woodland, picnic areas, two children's playgrounds, a trim trail, miniature railway, and meadows. The Basingstoke canal runs along the eastern boundary with a towpath and lots of space, woodland, cafeteria, miniature railway and pitch & putt course.

Frogmore Cottage
Frogmore CottageWindsor SL4 2JG, UK
Iconic Buildings

Frogmore Cottage is a historic Grade II listed home on the Frogmore Estate, part of Home Park, Windsor, which was was built in 1801 at the direction of Queen Charlotte in the gardens near Frogmore House. It is part of the Crown Estate, the monarch's public estate. The cottage was a retreat for Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, the queen consort of George III, and her unmarried daughters.

Frogmore House
Frogmore HouseFrogmore House, Windsor SL4 2JG, UK
Iconic Buildings
Old Ruins

Frogmore House, Standing about half a mile south of Windsor Castle in Windsor Home Park. gardens at Frogmore House have been an enduring attraction for monarchs and their families since the house was purchased by Queen Charlotte in 1790. At one time the house was the home of Queen Victoria's mother, the Duchess of Kent. After her death, her son-in-law, Prince Albert, commissioned the building of an elegant mausoleum to hold her remains.

Frogmore House and Gardens
Frogmore House and GardensHome Park, Frogmore Dr, Windsor SL4 2JG, UK
Iconic Buildings

Frogmore House was built in 1680-4 by Charles II's architect Hugh May for his nephew. It stood on the estates of Great and Little Frogmore, which were bought by Henry VIII in the sixteenth century and let to various tenants. The garden is one of the main attraction here. The house was in good condition and it has so many things to see in and outside this building.

Go Ape Black Park (Treetop Adventure, Nets, Segways, Zip Lines, High Ropes)
Parks

Black Park is a country park in Wexham, Buckinghamshire, England, with an area of 250 hectares. It has a mixed and coniferous woodland and some areas of acid grassland. It has a varied fauna, and insects include the nationally rare Roesel's bush cricket. It is popular with walkers and dog owners due to the wide open spaces and well-maintained routes.

Go Ape Bracknell (Treetop Adventure, Segways, Zip Lines, High Ropes)
Man-made Structures- Other
Theme Parks

Go Ape! is an outdoor adventure company that runs tree top ropes courses under the names Tree Top Challenge, Tree Top Adventure, and Zip Trekking, as well as ground-based Forest Segway Safaris. A one-hour treetop exploration for adventurers over 1m. Climb the stairs to the canopy where you'll find a network of crossings and platforms to follow on your journey through the forest.

Heckfield Place Park
Man-made Structures- Other

A majestic Georgian family home lovingly restored from its classical origins and rewoven into a luxury hotel standing on more than 400 acres of Hampshire landscape. One of the lovely location and also you can spend some good time with your family there.

LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort
LEGOLAND® Windsor ResortWinkfield Rd, Windsor SL4 4AY, UK
Theme Parks

LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort is a child-orientated theme park and resorts in Windsor, Berkshire in England, themed around the Lego toy system. the park's attractions consist of a mixture of Lego-themed rides, models, and building workshops. The facilities are mainly targeted at children between three and twelve. It is the 9th-most visited theme park in Europe and continues to get higher on the list as more attractions are invested into the park.

Maidenhead Heritage Centre
Maidenhead Heritage Centre18 Park St, Maidenhead SL6 1SL, UK
Museums

Maidenhead Heritage Centre tells the story of the town and its relationships to older nearby villages and towns. It collects and preserves artefacts, photographs, documents, and sound recordings, to illustrate local history. It will be a new experience exploring the lives of this area.

Mapledurham House
Mapledurham HouseMapledurham Estate The Estate Office, Mapledurham, Reading RG4 7TR, UK
Iconic Buildings

A 12th Century family house and farming estate tucked in beside the Thames in the heart of a unique English village away from the distractions of town, Set in tranquil surroundings alongside the River Thames. It was one of the iconic attractions in this area and it will be a new experience.

Museum of Berkshire Aviation
Museum of Berkshire AviationMohawk Way, Woodley, Reading RG5 4UE, UK
Museums

The Museum of Berkshire Aviation is a small aviation museum in Woodley, a suburb of Reading in Berkshire. The museum is at the historic site of Woodley Airfield, near Reading, U.K. - once the center of the thriving aircraft industry. Miles and Handley Page aircraft built at Woodley are being re-constructed and exhibited along with fascinating pictorial records and priceless archives.

National Trust - Ashdown
National Trust - AshdownUpper Lambourn Rd, Lambourn, Hungerford RG17 8RE, UK
Iconic Buildings

Ashdown House, originally a hunting lodge, looks more like a tall doll's house stranded on the Berkshire Downs. Although the architect is uncertain, it is thought that Craven commissioned Captain William Winde to build the Dutch-style mansion as a hunting lodge and refuge from the plague.

National Trust - Basildon Park
National Trust - Basildon ParkLower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NR, UK
Parks
Man-made Structures- Other

Basildon Park was built in 1776-83 by John Carr of York for Francis Sykes who made a fortune in service with the East India Company. It is owned by the National Trust and is a Grade I listed building. Designed by John Carr in the Palladian style at a time when Palladianism was giving way to the newly fashionable neoclassicism. Today, Basildon Park is as notable for its mid-twentieth-century renaissance and restoration, by Lord and Lady Iliffe, as it is for its architecture.

National Trust - Greys Court
National Trust - Greys CourtRotherfield Greys, Henley-on-Thames RG9 4PG, UK
Iconic Buildings

A beautiful Tudor country house and garden near Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire. The de Grey family settled on this site by the time of the Domesday Book. It lies almost in the middle of the ancient parish and was built on a hillside terrace overlooking the valley to the south. This iconic building contains so many interesting things to see in and around. The house remains furnished as a family home, with some outstanding 18th-century plasterwork interiors. It is a Grade I listed building.

National Trust - Runnymede
National Trust - RunnymedeWindsor Rd, Old Windsor, Englefield Green, Windsor TW20 0YU, UK
Outdoors- Other

Stretching across two sides of the Thames, the historied hills and meadows of Runnymede and Ankerwycke offer an atmosphere of peace and contemplation. As the site of the sealing of Magna Carta over 800 years ago, Runnymede is the birthplace of modern democracy. Along with a series of memorials, the meadows are home to artist Hew Locke’s installation The Jurors, a set of twelve intricately decorated seats telling the story of justice around the world. Further along you’ll find Writ in Water by

National Trust - The Vyne
National Trust - The VyneVyne Rd, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke RG24 9HL, UK
Iconic Buildings

The Vyne is a warm red-bricked Tudor mansion built in the 16th century for Lord Sandys, Henry VIII's Lord. It is an E-plan house of diapered red brick with stone dressings. It is one of the iconic attractions in this area and you can have a lookout to the history also.

Nemesis Inferno
Nemesis InfernoStaines Rd, Chertsey KT16 8PN, UK
Man-made Structures- Other

Nemesis Inferno is THORPE PARK Resort's Bolliger & Mabillard (B&M) inverted coaster, meaning that for the entire ride your feet are dangling beneath you! Themed around a tropical volcano island, the inverted ride position offers a variety of thrilling forces, foot-chopper elements, and with B&M's pioneering ride technology you can ensure your ride will be glass smooth. Nemesis Inferno has been found to have matured with age, offering a much more intense ride than during its first few seasons.

North Wessex Downs AONB
North Wessex Downs AONBHungerford RG17 0UN, UK
Outdoors- Other

The North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty have been described as “the cornerstone of southern England’s ancient chalk landscapes”. It’s England’s third-largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It includes the bright, bare uplands of the Marlborough, Berkshire and North Hampshire Downs and sweeps on its western edge to a crest above the White Horse Vale.

NT Basildon Park Grounds
NT Basildon Park GroundsLower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NR, UK
Parks
Iconic Buildings

Basildon Park is made up of 400 acres of parkland and woodland. There are four way-marked trails that you can follow around the property. The house was built between 1776 and 1783 for Sir Francis Sykes and designed by John Carr in the Palladian style at a time when Palladianism was giving way to the newly fashionable neoclassicism. Thus, the interiors are in a neoclassical "Adamesque" style.

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