Home to scenic country views and a wealth of British history, the little town of Newbury has a lot to offer. Whether you’re enjoying a picturesque tour along the Kennet and Avon Canal, teeing off at the Newbury & Crookham Golf Club, or visiting Downton Abbey’s very own Highclere Castle, our Premier Inn hotels in Newbury are ideal for a laid-back escape to the country.
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Popular not only as a historic landmark, but also as the home of the Downton Abbey TV series, a trip to the stunning Highclere Castle is a must for anyone visiting Newbury. It’s set 5 miles away in Hampshire and has plenty to explore, from the ornate state rooms throughout the castle, to the gardens and woodlands around the estate.
Bucklebury Farm Park
With exciting indoor and outdoor play areas, plus plenty of farm activities for the kids to get involved in, Bucklebury Farm Park is unmissable for adventurous families. Animal lovers will get to meet all kinds of furry creatures, too, from deer and donkeys, to cows and llamas.
In the small village of Donnington just north of Newbury, you’ll find the remains of the medieval Donnington Castle. As it was largely demolished in the 17th century, only the gatehouse of the castle remains today, but it’s still well worth a visit for a taste of Berkshire’s history, and some impressive countryside views.
The Living Rainforest
Berkshire is also home to the Living Rainforest, a tropical attraction that the whole family will love. This small ecological centre houses all kinds of exotic plants and animals – including monkeys, birds, and lizards – as well as a play area for the kids to enjoy, and a café if you fancy a bite to eat.
Kennet and Avon Canal
There’s no better way to experience the Great British countryside than on a trip down the Kennet and Avon Canal. Newbury Wharf is only one stop along this picturesque waterway that’s popular with all kinds of boaters, fishers, and nature-enthusiasts. A cycle route also runs parallel to the river, in case you fancy soaking up the scenery on two wheels.