Gleaming towers of chrome, steel and glass dominate the city centre, but Reading retains a wealth of medieval churches and ancient coaching inns. This is a great stop for those visiting the major companies in Reading and the surrounding area. It is conveniently positioned for easy access to the M3 and M25 motorways and local attractions include Newbury Racecourse, Henley, Windsor Castle and Winchester. The nearest train station is Reading which is only a 10 minute walk away.
From A4 Turn right onto Sidmouth Street Turn left onto the A329 At traffic signals turn left onto the A327 (signposted Aldershot)
Henley on Thames – 9 miles
This is a town with an international reputation for the world’s greatest rowing regatta. A 12th century South Oxfordshire market town, Henley sits on the river Thames. The main street has many Georgian frontages and within the towns designated ‘of special architectural or historical interest’ are St Mary’s church, the town hall, market square andHenleyBridge. Bring a picnic, pick up a copy of Wind in the Willows and settle for an hour by the waterfront and watch others messing about on the river, or hire a boat and join in the fun.
Berkshire Downs – 14 miles
The Berkshire Downs are a range of chalk downland hills in southern England, part of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Explore the area by foot and visit the famous Uffington Whie Horse on White Horse Hill. Currently thought to be 3000 years old it offers long views across parts of Wiltshire and Oxfordshire. Also close by is Uffington Castle, Waylands Smithy and The Ridgeway National Trust.
Newbury Racecourse – 20 miles
Newbury racecourse is over 100 years old and as such combines heritage with everything a modern and sporting event venue can offer. There is top quality racing all year round, the winter festival featuring the Hennessy Gold Cup is Newbury’s biggest racing event of the year and is established as one of the highlights of the racing season as well as an important date in the social calendar with a host of celebrity race goers.
Windsor castle – 20 miles
Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world and the Official Residence of Her Majesty the Queen. Its rich history spans almost 1000 years and the Castle covers an area of about 13 acres. Within the grounds visit St George’s Chapel (one of the most beautiful ecclesiastical buildings in England and the burial place of 10 monarchs), Queen Mary’s Dolls House, a masterpiece in miniature and The Drawings Gallery featuring exhibitions.
Winchester – 37 miles
Winchester, England, is a vibrant heritage destination with world class attractions and architecture including a magnificent cathedral, award-winning pubs and restaurants and a tempting array of independent shops. This culturally rich medieval city is surrounded by idyllic Hampshire villages and the fabulous rolling countryside.