There’s a whole load of fun and beautiful things to see and do in the local area, but here’s a handpicked selection of just some of our favourite ones.
Reading Abbey Ruins
Explore 900 years of history in the impressive ruins of Reading Abbey in the city centre.
Discover more about Reading’s local history at this free entry museum which includes exhibitions, galleries and events for children and adults alike.
Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey)
You may need a car for this one but it’s well worth the visit if you’re a fan of the hit period drama, Downton Abbey. Highclere Castle is set in a 1000 acre park boasting incredible views over the North Hampshire Downs.
Follow the Thames Path
Admire the villages that lie along Berkshire’s waterway and stop off for a well-deserved bite to eat at one of the country pubs along the way.
Kennet and Avon Canal
Enjoy a peaceful stroll down the canal and leave the hustle and bustle of the city. Spot the canal boats as they gently sail on water and observe the abundance of wildlife along the way.
Formerly a derelict boatyard, this little island near Caversham Lock contains several wooden, chainsaw-carved sculptures with grassy paths and seating.
West Berkshire Brewery
Book a space at this taproom and enjoy some of the freshest beer brewed in the heart of Berkshire.
The Museum of English Rural Life
Learn how the skills and experience of farmers and craftspeople have helped to shape our current lives and how they’ll impact the future.
MARKET HALL BAR
Monday – Thursday: 4.00pm – 11.00pm
Friday: 12.00pm – 11.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am – 11.00pm
Sunday: 12.00pm – 9.00pm
Monday – Thursday: 4.00pm – 9.00pm
Friday: 12.00pm – 9.30pm
Saturday: 10.00am – 9.30pm
Sunday: 12.00pm – 6.00pm
Hotel check-ins: from 3pm daily
ROOFTOP TERRACE HOURS
Ask us about private events before we reopen to the public in May 2023!
Open 7 days per week
Last check in 10.00pm
Last check out 11.00am
Contactless check in available for late arrivals on request
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