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Guidebook for Newbury

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Guidebook for Newbury

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This is where Downton Abbey is filmed. There is also the Tutankhamun museum and Secret Garden.
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Highclere Castle
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This is where Downton Abbey is filmed. There is also the Tutankhamun museum and Secret Garden.
You can book trips on the barges on the Kennet and avon
Kennet & Avon Canal Trust
You can book trips on the barges on the Kennet and avon
Wonderful walks and views. There are usually wild ponies and also some cows grazing here and there.
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Snelsmore Common
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Wonderful walks and views. There are usually wild ponies and also some cows grazing here and there.
Food Scene
Five star dining with one of the most extensive wine lists anywhere. There is a very good spa and it is very pleasant to just drink champagne in the bar.
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The Vineyard Hotel
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Five star dining with one of the most extensive wine lists anywhere. There is a very good spa and it is very pleasant to just drink champagne in the bar.
Top food at realistic prices and it is very near to my house. The chef is multi Michelin starred and the restaurant is so good that it runs a cookery school.
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The Woodspeen Restaurant
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Top food at realistic prices and it is very near to my house. The chef is multi Michelin starred and the restaurant is so good that it runs a cookery school.
Family run Italian restaurant just five minutes walk away. The owners are actually Spanish and they are friendly and look after you. They've been there for decades. Good basic italian food.
Valle D'oro Restaurant
29 Oxford St
Family run Italian restaurant just five minutes walk away. The owners are actually Spanish and they are friendly and look after you. They've been there for decades. Good basic italian food.
Upmarket supermarket just across the road, three minutes walk.
Waitrose & Partners
Upmarket supermarket just across the road, three minutes walk.
Sightseeing
Walking distance from my house and well worth a visit. Lovely views and walks from here.
Donnington Castle
Walking distance from my house and well worth a visit. Lovely views and walks from here.
One of the two top universities in the UK. Wonderful buildings, museums, theatre and much more.
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Università di Oxford
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One of the two top universities in the UK. Wonderful buildings, museums, theatre and much more.
The birthplace of Winston Churchill
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Blenheim Palace
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The birthplace of Winston Churchill
13th Century Medieval mansion. Now an hotel but worth a visit to see the armour and the gardens.
Littlecote House Hotel
13th Century Medieval mansion. Now an hotel but worth a visit to see the armour and the gardens.
Fantastic images by 20th century artist Sir Stanley Spencer.
Sandham Memorial Chapel
Fantastic images by 20th century artist Sir Stanley Spencer.
The place to find antiques. It also has a lovely teashop and there is the canal and its barges plus Hungerford Common for walking.
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Hungerford
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The place to find antiques. It also has a lovely teashop and there is the canal and its barges plus Hungerford Common for walking.
Established in 1904 and sited in a very old building, now updated, it contains many finds from the local area, including the Battle of Newbury.
West Berkshire Museum
Established in 1904 and sited in a very old building, now updated, it contains many finds from the local area, including the Battle of Newbury.
Prince George has been spotted here with his grandparents. Bucklebury was the home of Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Wales.
Bucklebury Farm & Deer Safari Park
Prince George has been spotted here with his grandparents. Bucklebury was the home of Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Wales.
A collection of over 20 steam locomotives.
Didcot Railway Centre
A collection of over 20 steam locomotives.
Famous medieval cathedral with a rich history set in The Times "Best Town to Live in" Well worth a visit. Approx. 35 minute drive on A34.
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Cattedrale di Winchester
9 The Close
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Famous medieval cathedral with a rich history set in The Times "Best Town to Live in" Well worth a visit. Approx. 35 minute drive on A34.
One of the Queen's favourite homes situated in Windsor. You can visit the grounds and castle. Go to https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/visit/windsorcastle/plan-your-visit. It is 45 minutes by car.
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Castello di Windsor
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One of the Queen's favourite homes situated in Windsor. You can visit the grounds and castle. Go to https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/visit/windsorcastle/plan-your-visit. It is 45 minutes by car.
Drinks & Nightlife
A small theatre with big casts. A wonderful evening out and they do good food before and after the programme.
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The Watermill Theatre
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A small theatre with big casts. A wonderful evening out and they do good food before and after the programme.
Arts & Culture
Many productions here almost all of the time. It also has a good coffee shop.
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Corn Exchange
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Many productions here almost all of the time. It also has a good coffee shop.
Has many different screenings every day of the week and is walking distance from my house.
Vue Cinema Newbury
Has many different screenings every day of the week and is walking distance from my house.
Our nearest golf course which is walking distance.
Donnington Grove Hotel
Our nearest golf course which is walking distance.
Arlington Arts stages many different musical and other shows, often featuring up and coming or established artistes. Probably one of the best live music venues in Berkshire.
Arlington Arts Centre
Arlington Arts stages many different musical and other shows, often featuring up and coming or established artistes. Probably one of the best live music venues in Berkshire.
See one of the iconic British past times - horse eventing. See whats on at https://www.britisheventing.com/asp-net/fixtures/ A great day out.
British Eventing
See one of the iconic British past times - horse eventing. See whats on at https://www.britisheventing.com/asp-net/fixtures/ A great day out.
Shopping
A collection of good shops in a mall hidden behind Newbury's main street of old buildings. Good coffee shops too.
Parkway Shopping Centre
A collection of good shops in a mall hidden behind Newbury's main street of old buildings. Good coffee shops too.
Designer clothes at discount prices.
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Bicester Village
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Designer clothes at discount prices.
Getting Around
Walking distance from my house.
Europcar Newbury
8 Fleming Rd
Walking distance from my house.