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.
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.
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.
Rooftop Bar (Winter opening times)
Sunday – Thursday: closed
Friday: 4.00pm – 10.00pm
Saturday: 12.00pm – 10.00pm
Market Hall, Vault & Mezzanine
Sunday & Monday: closed
Tuesday – Thursday: 4.00pm – 10pm
Friday: 4.00pm – 11.00pm
Saturday: 12.00pm – 11.00pm
December Opening Times
24th December – 28th December: closed
Tuesday – Thursday: 4.00pm – 9.00pm
Friday & Saturday: 12.00pm – 9.30pm
Open 7 days per week
Last check in 11pm
Last check out 11am
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