We all love scenic drives. Make sure you tick off our list of scenic drives to Berkshire villages. Beautiful, stunning and picturesque are some of the words used to describe the villages of Berkshire.

  • Sonning Village. Also known as Sonning-On-Thames. Is a picturesque East Berkshire village. With a range of places to eat and drink. You may also spot George Clooney there as he bought a house in the village.
  • Cookham. Is in the north-eastern corner of Berkshire. The famous artist Stanley Spencer was born in Cookham.
  • Bucklebury. Is on the bands of the River Pang.] The village and parish church was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 Henry I.
  • Hurley. Is just up the road from Sonning. A rural civil parish northwest of Maidenhead.
  • Pangbourne. Is full of character. You can stop and watch the waterside wildlife. Enjoy the picturesque countryside that cradles the River Thames.
  • Bisham. This quaint village is on the Berks/Bucks border. It is a parish of woodlands and is known for the Quarry Woods.

Sonning Lock on River Thames

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Berkshire points of interest

Berkshire is beautiful and has many points of interest.

  • Windsor Castle The largest and oldest occupied castle in the world. Built by William The Conqueror in the 11th century is a residence of the British Royal Family. Windsor Castle is one of the Queen’s official royal residences. Look out for the Royal Standard flag is flying from the Castle’s Round Tower it means the Queen is home.
  • Bucklebury Farm Park is a 77-acre farm based in the picturesque Pang Valley. With indoor and outdoor play, animal petting, tractor rides around the deer park. You can also have a go on the zip wire.
    California Country Park Set in 100 acres covering Long Moor in Finchampton. A perfect place for a family stroll. The kids can have an adventure in the play park. With its wooden adventure trail, climbing frame, swings, and pirate ship.
  • Legoland – child-oriented theme park and resort in Windsor, Berkshire. Themed around the Lego. More than 55 interactive attractions. Lego-themed rides, building workshops, models and shows. Dive a Lego car, ride in the dragon in the Dragon Knights’ castle, experience the pirate falls. In the summer you can enjoy the Vikings water ride.
  • Go Ape, Bracknell Home to three fantastic high ropes adventures. Climb 13m into the skyline for two to three hours of monkey madness. Speed down an enormous 160m Alpine Zip or take on the perplexing Pendulum Pass. There are a total of 35 crossings complete with rope ladders and bridges. And one of the only double Tarzan swings in the UK.
  • Reading Abbey Ruins in Reading town centre. Explore the ruins, learn about it’s history. Join in with the activities that have been planned throughout the year. Have a picnic whilst soaking up the years of history. Start your visit by discovering the history of Reading’s Royal Abbey. And the Norman conquest at Reading Museum. Which is a short walk from the Abbey. Then explore the abbey ruins.
  • Royal Ascot Racecourse, Ascot Is known is the most prestigious event in the racing calendar. The perfect place to see celebrities and royalty. The Royal Procession, communal singing around the Bandstand. Each of the five days is unforgettable. Attracting many of the world’s finest racehorses.

Map of Berkshire County

Here is a map of Berkshire to help you plan your scenic drive.

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