Ashdown House - National Trust

Newbury RG17 8RE

17th-century house perched on the Berkshire Downs. This extraordinary Dutch-style house is famous for its association with Elizabeth of Bohemia ('The Winter Queen'), Charles I's sister, to whom the house was 'consecrated'.

Basildon Park - National Trust

Lower Basildon
Reading RG8 9NR

This beautiful Palladian mansion was built in 1776-83 by John Carr for Francis Sykes, who made his fortune in India. The interior is notable for its original delicate plasterwork and elegant staircase as well as the unusual Octagon Room.

Cliveden - National Trust

Maidenhead SL6 0JA

Grade I listed garden, extensive woodlands and Italianate mansion. This spectacular estate overlooking the River Thames has a series of gardens, each with its own character, featuring topiary, statuary, water gardens, a formal parterre, Octagon temple, informal vistas, woodland and riverside walks.

Dorney Court

Windsor SL4 6QP

Dorney Court is a Grade I Listed Tudor Manor House with the added accolade of being of outstanding architectural and historical interest. The house contains a fine collection of family portraits dating from the 16th century, many tapestries and good English furniture.

Highclere Castle

Highclere Park
Newbury RG20 9RN

Highclere Castle is a beautiful building and a warm, welcoming home to visitors and guests at events and celebrations held here. Apart from exploring the castle, the Egyptian Exhibition fascinates adults and children, whilst the surrounding Grounds and Gardens provide peace and tranquillity.

Maidenhead Heritage Centre

18 Park Street
Maidenhead SL6 1SL

Maidenhead Heritage Centre is where local history comes alive - from the stone age to the age of aviation and computers. Our exhibitions celebrate the past and help our visitors understand how and why Maidenhead and the surrounding villages developed. We are also Maidenhead's community memory bank, collecting and preserving artefacts, photographs, documents and tape recordings which all illustrate our local history.

REME Museum of Technology

Isaac Newton Road, (off Biggs Lane)
Arborfield RG2 9NH

South of Reading in rural Berkshire, the REME Museum of Technology tells the history of the Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. The Corps was formed in 1942 and still undertaking its original function of keeping the army's machines and weapons fitting fit.

Runnymede - National Trust

Runnymede Estate Office, North Lodge, Windsor Road
Old Windsor SL4 2JL

Riverside site of the sealing of the Magna Carta. Runnymede's diverse natural landscapes provide a backdrop for its unique history. The ancient 'meeting meadow' witnessed King John's sealing of the Magna Carta in 1215.

Shaw House

Newbury RG14 2DR

Shaw House is a large Elizabethan house; it was built in 1581 by the Dolman family. It was a family home until the 20th century.

Windsor & Royal Borough Museum

The Guildhall, High Street
Windsor SL4 1LR

Windsor & Royal Borough Museum is a Registered/Accredited Museum which comprises the local history collection for the borough, comprising over 7,000 objects including Saxon artefacts from Old Windsor, prehistoric tools, manuscripts, paintings and Victorian objects.

Windsor Castle

Windsor SL4 2AP

Windsor Castle is an official residence of The Queen and the largest occupied castle in the world. A royal palace and fortress for over 900 years, the castle remains a working palace today.