12 Pictures That Prove Berkshire Is The Most Beautiful Place In The World

12 pictures that prove Berkshire is the most beautiful place in the world
Wilder’s Folly in Sulham, near Reading

Berkshire has my heart and soul because of its immense beauty.

Its wild woods, rolling fields and leafy glades are truly a thing of wonder.

From the bright barges meandering down the Kennet and Avon Canal to the majesty of Windsor Castle you can hardly move for evidence of Britain at its best.

And, wandering down an abandoned lane, with only muntjac and hares for company, you wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.

Here’s 12 pictures that prove Berkshire is the most beautiful place in the world.

1. Windsor Castle

UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 27: Windsor castle, England, United Kingdom. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)

The oldest and largest occupied castle in the world, and reputedly the Queen’s favourite weekend getaway, Windsor Castle is grand and great in equal measure.

Tourists flock to the fine old fortress, the site of which was first claimed around the time of William the Conqueror.

2. The Ridgeway

E7CCA0 Ancient Ridgeway in Berkshire with hay bales on a summers evening

This 87-mile long trail, used since prehistoric times, passes through the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

You can ramble around valleys and woodland, admiring classic British countryside.

3. Basildon Park

E9988G Basildon Park House.

Berkshire really knows how to do stately grandeur.

This Georgian mansion is a real screen goddess, starring in Downton Abbey and Pride & Prejudice.

4. Basildon Park grounds

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The house isn’t the only star of the show – it’s surrounded by 400 acres of historic parkland, meaning you can lose yourself in English landscapes like these.

5. Greenham Common

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Greenham Common is a fascinating patch of peace and beauty.

On the surface it’s just a lovely lot of paths to walk your dog but, in the past, it was the scene of protests with the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp objecting to the nuclear weapons then stationed at RAF Greenham Common.

6. Donnington Castle

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In the more distant past, the Civil War raged around Newbury and here’s the proof.

This 14th-century gatehouse is all that’s really left of the castle held by royalist Sir John Boys.

7. Coley Park

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This sunset over the Reading suburb proves there’s beauty to be found in Berkshire towns too.

8. Littlewick Green

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Maidenhead and its surrounding villages has so many beauty spots, and you’ve probably seen a lot of them as the backdrop to Midsomer Murders.

This golden field in Littlewick Green is a classic example of British farmland.

9. Welford Park

B6EHXC Snowdrop Wood. Image shot 2008. Exact date unknown.

This is another lovely Berkshire stately home, built in 1652.

It is most famous for its utterly breathtaking snowdrop woods.

Great British Bake Off fans may also recognise Welford Park – the show has been filmed here for two years.

10. Wilder’s Folly

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This is a tower that love built.

Reverend Henry Wilder had it constructed in 1769 so both he and his paramour, Joan Thoyts, could see it from their respective homes.

11. Swinley Forest

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Bracknell is blessed with this amazing expanse of woodland, perfect for mountain bike rides.

The forest, filled with Scots Pines, is 2,600 acres and stretches from Bracknell to Bagshot.

12. Sonning

BD81R7 Sonning Bridge over River Thames, Sonning, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom. Image shot 2009. Exact date unknown.

All across the county, from the Kennet and Avon canal to the Thames, you’ll find people messing about in boats.

No wonder Kenneth Grahame, who lived in Cookham Dean, was inspired to write Wind In The Willows.

Sonning, another beautiful village near the river, is another haven on the riverbank.

Source : Metro
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