Newbury is a traditional English market town in the heart of Berkshire. Nestled on the banks of the river Kennet, it features picturesque architecture and is home to several National Trust sites, including the medieval ruins of Donnington castle and Highclere Castle - the period setting for Downton Abbey. Of course there is also the famous Newbury racecourse, which holds events throughout the year.
Newbury is also a Business Improvement District town, which means its local businesses work together to promote events in the region, including festivals and family activities, and the town centre is well maintained with excellent funding.
A small and welcoming town, Newbury is a place full of charm and concealed beneath its historic high street is a wealth of attractions for young and old alike.
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Newbury is a small town that offers a selection of accommodation, from small B&Bs to chain hotels. Anyone visiting the city on an extended stay may prefer to book a serviced apartment, as they can offer much better value for money than other types of accommodation. Not only are they better value, but in having a fully equipped kitchen, visitors have the freedom to make their own meals in their own time, maybe even trying out some of the local produce.
We offer a range of properties, from luxury apartments to corporate housing. All are furnished to exceptionally high standards and located in the most desirable areas. Whatever your reason for visiting Newbury, we are sure to be able to find the right property for you.
Newbury has several building of historic interest. The ruins of Donnington Castle are just north of Newbury and within an area of outstanding natural beauty, making the site popular with walkers. Highclere Castle stands as a monument to Jacobethan architecture and especially popular with visitors due to ts connection with popular TV show Downton Abbey. Those wishing to learn more about the history of Newbury would be advised to visit the West Berkshire museum, which has several exhibitions dedicated to local heritage.
Newbury has a small high street which contains popular retailers, but the Parkway shopping centre is the place to go for a full shopping experience, with a large selection of fashion and goods stores, as well as restaurants and other conveniences. Further to this, Newbury also has Kennet Shopping Centre on Bartholomew street, which offers further shopping opportunities and a cinema.
Being reasonably small in size, walking is usually the best means of getting around, with most of the town’s amenities just a short distance from each other. The scenic surroundings and range of restaurants and pubs can also make strolling around a day out in itself.
Those wishing to visit some of the heritage sites outside of the town centre will find that they are exceptionally well served by the local bus routes. Of course there is also a mainline railway station with links to the rest of the country, and is within an hour's reach of London, Bristol, Oxford and the south coast.