Newbury is a lively town where there’s plenty to see and do, and places to visit include buildings of historical interest, theatre, leisure facilities, parks and open spaces. For entertainment, you could visit the Corn Exchange for performances such as music, comedy, dance and drama. The Watermill Theatre is host to a variety of drama such as Shakespeare and musicals, or you could see a film and at the Vue Cinema. If you’re eating out, the town has many restaurants, and with a variety of international cuisines for different tastes, and there are lots of pubs and bars for an enjoyable evening out.
There’s a good choice for shopping in the town, with Kennet Shopping Centre and Parkway Shopping Centre, both with wide selections of stores. For business, there are a good range of conferences centres, which include Newbury Racecourse and the Donnington Grove Hotel and Country Club, and the closest airports for international air travel are Heathrow Airport and Southampton Airport
Newbury Car Hire
Wherever you are in Newbury, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Newbury car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
Among the places you might want to visit when in Newbury, the following are some suggestions:
You can visit this Grade I listed country house which is used as the location for the television drama Downton Abbey, along with other well known television series. Visitors can look around many of the grand rooms with their impressive features, ornate decor, fine art and elegant furniture, and the castle is situated in beautiful parklands designed by Capability Brown, where you can enjoy the surroundings and also see the attractive gardens and woodlands.
This House was built in the 16th century and is Grade I listed. You can learn about the history of the building which Elizabeth I visited, and see the elegant Elizabethan features and enjoy any of the regular interesting exhibitions there.
You can come for a fun day at Newbury Racecourse and watch exciting races in a lively atmosphere, and while you are here you can enjoy a meal in one of the many outlets at the course.
Snelsmore Common Country Park
This is a lovely place to come where you can enjoy the peace and tranquility of the surroundings with heathland, wetlands and woods. There’s lots of natural wildlife in the area, such as deer, rabbits, kestrels and nighjar, and an abundance of trees, heather and many other plants.
This is a large play centre where there are lots of activities and facilities for children, which include soft play areas and dressing up facilities for toddlers, along with large climbing frames, slides, inside sports pitch and there are also discos and other events held at the centre for kids to enjoy.
Northcroft Leisure Centre
At this Leisure Centre you can come and enjoy lots of facilities, such as the sports hall for various sports, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, gym, sauna and fitness studio and there is also a soft play area.
Northcroft and Goldwell Parks
These are two lovely parks next to each other with lots of green open space, trees and attractive surroundings, along with facilities that include play areas, football and cricket pitches, BMX facilities and also a zip slide.
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