Berkshire is home to a unique collection of places to visit, including shopping trips, horse racing, ancient monuments and… Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry?
23-min drive from Littlecote House, SN8 1HD
Boasting one of the widest High Streets in the UK, lined on both sides by characterful, historic buildings and an array of high quality shops, Marlborough is ideal for a days’ shopping. Visit on Wednesday or Saturday for market day.
23-min drive from Littlecote House, RG14 1AY
The historic market town of Newbury is well known for its racecourse, canal, shopping and castles (more on them later). With plenty of walking and cycling routes nearby (most featuring a pub or two on the way), it’s perfect for a day of exploring.
55-min drive from Littlecote House, SN15 2LG
Unique in that the National Trust owns most of the village, Lacock looks the same now as it did 200 years ago. This medieval planned town has featured in ‘Pride and Prejudice’, ‘Cranford’ and the ‘Harry Potter’ films.
31-min drive from Littlecote House, SN8 1RD
Surrounded by the world’s largest Neolithic stone circle, the earliest part of the Avebury monument dates to around 3,000BC. Walking routes take in various landmarks, from Windmill Hill to the mysterious structure of ‘The Sanctuary’, approximately 4,500 years old.