Things to do in Newbury
A historic town in the west of Berkshire, Newbury spans both sides of the River Kennet and the Kennet and Avon Canal. Founded in the 11th Century after the Norman Conquest, it has progressed from being the centre of the cloth trade, the coaching trade and is now becoming a regional centre for high-tech industries.
Famous for its racecourse and for being the headquarters of Vodafone UK, Newbury also boasts a spectacular town centre around a large market square that gives it extra attraction and a tight-knit community vibe. Shops range from big brands to independent business - all the brands and shopping value you need. Spectacular restaurants and cafes also line the walkways, giving you plenty of places to taste delicious delicacies, foods and beverages.
With other highlights like The Corn Exchange, The West Berkshire Museum and Highclere Castle, now used on the hit series Downtown Abbey and lying just a few miles away, Newbury really is a hub of culture, history and so much more.
The town itself has sufficient transport links, including the ‘Newbury Bypass’ that helps connect it to other roads to Bristol, Southampton, Birmingham and Bristol. There are also rail links to Reading that enable travellers to catch connections up and down the country, as well a good local bus service.