Newbury is a town within local government district of West Berkshire, Berkshire County, England, United Kingdom. It lies along the banks of Kennet and Avon Canal and River Kennet. The earliest evidences of human activity within the area dates back the Mesolithic times. Newbury is renowned for its colorful history, cultural heritage, and its very own racecourse.
There are a wide selection of hotels in Newbury offering a great base for visitors in and around Newbury. The Kennet and Avon Canal disects the town which has many beautiful historical buildings and places of interest including the Corn Exchange Theatre and the Museum by the Canal. The Newbury Racecourse is within 1 mile of the town centre and nearby are Highclere Castle, Donniington Castle, Snelsmore Countryside Park, the Ridgeway, the Downs and a host of other attractions.
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Ashdown House is a 17th century mansion that seemingly opens the door to the past located at Lambourn, Newbury, England, United Kingdom. The estate is popular for its house's Dutch architectural style, its relation to Queen Elizabeth of Bohemia and marvelous landscape. The property is open to guests from within and outside the country and is managed by the National Trust to ensure its welfare.
Donnington Castle stands within Donnington, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom. It is a ruined castle with history dating back the Middle Ages. Its first owner was Richard Abberbury the Elder before it was sold to the Chaucer noble family. All that is left of what was then a large castle is its earthworks and four-towered gatehouse. A visit to the site offers the chance to see a piece of England's history and feel how life goes during the olden times.
Kennet and Avon Canal is a wonderfully restored canal situated within Newbury, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom. It stretches 86 miles and links the Bristol Channel and Thames. Due to the development of other modes of transportation in the area the canal's use to people slowly declined. Today the facility is popular to locals and tourist alike for the experience and picturesque views it offers.
The Living Rainforest is located at Hampstead Norreys, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom. It is a marvelous man made rainforest housed inside glass houses. The venue homes a number of flora and fauna that create an Amazon Rainforest like environment. The destination is open everyday for visitors to explore and appreciate.
West Berkshire Museum can be found at The Wharf, Newbury, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom. The museum features displays related to Newbury's agricultural, archaeological and social history. Amongst is very interesting collections include costumes, fabric, jewelry and weapons.