Newbury

Newbury, Historical Town and setting of Downton Abbey

Currency: Sterling Pounds

Language: English 🙂

Tax Refund: Even though it is not part of the EU tax refund can be done together on your final departure from European Union

From Train Station to the City

Both Newbury local trains stop at both stations and run from Reading approximately every half hour taking some 20 to 30 minutes for the journey from London. The town area is easily walkable and small enough.

Attractions

Highclare Castle

Highclere Park, Highclere, Newbury RG20 9RN, UK

An impressive country house of the Earl and the Countess Carnarvon, designed by architect Charles Barry this house is really impressive. It’s also the filming site of award winning series, Downton Abbey. Besides the castle you also have to enjoy the lush greens and gardens. The estate is open during certain times of the year.

Donnington Castle

Donnington Castle, Donnington RG14 2LE, United Kingdom

Located just north of Newbury, this striking ruined medieval castle still remain a popular attraction despite it being destroyed in the second civil war in 1644. Built in 1386 the twin towered gate house still remains. It is open during daylight hours with free entrance.

Sandham Memorial Chapel

The Haven, Harts Ln, Burghclere, Newbury RG20 9JT, UK

Original built to house a series of paintings by English painter Stanley Spencer, it is also a memorial to a Lt Sandham whom died in the First World War. With gorgeous lawns and orchards and views of the nearby lush greens, this is definitely worthy of a visit.

Restaurants

The Woodspeen Restaurant*

Lambourn Rd, Newbury RG20 8BW, UK

Located in the gorgeous west Berkshire countryside this place is a great place to dine at while visiting the attractions in Newbury nearby. Helmed by John Campbell, this one star Michelin restaurant is a short drive away from Newbury. A 3 course set lunch cost a mere 25 Pounds, on Mon to Fri.

 

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