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Summer Strolls in Beautiful Berkshire

Berkshire is more than just the “Royal County”. Though we’re proud of its royal residence, Windsor Castle, Berkshire is also a place of immense beauty. This gorgeous county, with its blend of countryside and pretty towns, holds, for obvious reasons, a special place in our hearts. 

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Top 7 reasons for a UK autumn holiday

The UK in autumn is magical. Summer and winter can see varied and unpredictable weather but in autumn, it’s time for an adventure. The splendour of the woodlands, the calm of the best tourist spots and the fun of the festivals are waiting to be discovered.

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Top 5 National Trust Properties in Berkshire

Published by: Lizzie Heather

Beautiful and history-rich, the Royal County of Berkshire is famed for its wealth of National Trust properties that beckon for exploration. From the sprawling verdure of country parks to the grandeur of regal estates, they offer something to all generations looking to walk through manicured landscapes and retrace the steps of time. Best of all? They’re free to all National Trust members.

Below are some of the top 5 National Trust properties in Berkshire to begin your journey of discovery.

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The best vineyards in Berkshire to visit this summer

Published by: Brock Horning

It may be one of the smaller UK wine regions but Berkshire is home to a growing number of vineyards making exceptional wine. What better way to soak up the summer sun than ambling through the vineyards of Berkshire and sampling some of the county’s finest wines?

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The best 2023 events to fill your Berkshire break

Published by: James Matthews

Between its magnificent countryside, historic sites and beautiful market towns, there are plenty of reasons to visit Berkshire any day of the year.

But if you want to make your visit even more special, it’s worth keeping an eye on the extensive calendar of events to take place in the county this year. From horse racing and dog shows to food festivals and family crafting, here are our picks for some of the best upcoming 2023 events in Berkshire.

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Berkshire Christmas Markets 2022

Published by: Laura Alario Avery

The mistletoe, mulled wine, and carols season is slowly swooning in around Donnington Grove and if there’s one thing that brings our estate joy in the winter, it is the Christmas markets transforming our countryside into a magical scenery.

Christmas markets are known for their beautiful, extravagant and family-friendly Christmas festivities and as we prepare to welcome holiday guests, we couldn’t help but map out the most enchanting and delicious Berkshire Christmas markets around us.  

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The best Autumnal walks in Berkshire

Published by: James Matthews

There’s no doubt that Berkshire is a walker’s paradise. With sprawling woodland, historic landmarks and breathtaking hilltop views, exploring on foot is one of the best ways to discover all that Berkshire has to offer.

When autumn rolls around, that best gets even better. With the crisp air on your cheeks and rich red and gold leaves as far as the eye can see, an autumnal walk in Berkshire is nothing short of magical. And the best bit? Wherever you want to explore, Berkshire means you’re spoiled for choice.


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Fun Outdoor Activities in Berkshire

Published by: Bethany Preston

June officially marks National Great Outdoors Month. There’s no better time to step away from the screen, lather on the Factor 50 and soak up some much-needed vitamin D. With the warmer weather at our fingertips, why not pay a visit to the charming province of Berkshire, home to some of the most impressive countryside in England, an array of idyllic market towns and a plethora of things to do. 

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A three-day winter break at Donnington Grove

Published by: Belinda Dixon

After the sparkle of Christmas, the New Year feels like its ushering in duller days. The key to combating the gloom is having something special to look forward to. Time then to book your very own country house escape. With beauty treatments and golf, afternoon teas and clay pigeon shooting, theatre shows and fine foods - not to mention a dash of Downton Abbey - here’s how your three-day break in Berkshire could look at Donnington Grove...


Top Five Walks Near Donnington and Newbury

Published by: Donnington Grove

Getting out in nature is one of the best things you can do for your body and mind. As well as the physical benefits of taking a stroll in the countryside, the gentle exercise helps release mood-boosting endorphins. According to studies, being in nature reduces anger, fear and stress, to help you feel better emotionally. So if you're looking for things to do in Berkshire, be sure to tick these walks near Donnington Grove off first!