Berkshire’s Local Attractions

Kintbury in West Berkshire is a great base from which to explore Berkshire’s local attractions, so we encourage you to get exploring…


Highclere Castle and Gardens
Visit the majestic setting of the award-winning British drama, Downton Abbey.

White Horse Hill
The internationally-renowned Bronze-Age White Horse carved into the high chalk downland.

Crofton Beam Engines
Marvel at the oldest working steam engines in the world.

Donnington Castle
Striking twin-towered 14th century gatehouse.

Sandham Memorial Chapel
Discover an epic series of large-scale murals by the acclaimed war artist Sir Stanley Spencer.

Shaw House
An impressive Elizabethan mansion, recently restored through a £6 million project.


The Living Rainforest
A tropical rainforest encased in a giant glasshouse, filled with 700 species of exotic plants, animals and free flying birds.

Little Hidden Farm
Family-owned organic farm offering craft and art activities for children, and its own riding school with horses and ponies.


The Kennet & Avon Canal
One of the most picturesque parts of Britain’s inland waterways, right on our doorstep. Step back in time and enjoy a leisurely trip on a traditional horse-drawn canal boats or motorised boat.

Cycling and Walking
Route 4 of the National Cycle Network follows along the canal and the Ridgeway National Trail lies nearby.

Fly FishingWe can provide access to excellent private beats on the River Kennet and River Lambourn, along with fishing guides, private instructors and tackle for parties big or small, and our Head Chef will be more than happy to cook your catch on your return. Read more


Practice your sharp shooting skills with one of the clay or simulator days at The Royal Berkshire Shooting School, try one of our clay shooting packages, read more. If you’re looking to try your hand at some game shoots yourself, Roxtons can offer fantastic shooting opportunities nearby during the shooting season.

Charcuterie workshops
Learn to make salami or sausages in a fun, interactive and very hands on half-day private workshop held at small family-run farm, Parsonage Farm. Read more

Nearby Donnington Valley Golf Club offers superb championship-standard golf in a glorious parkland setting, while down the road Deanwood Park has a lovely 18 hole course among beautiful sweeping downs and tranquil rivers.

Horse Racing
For a glamorous day out, take a trip to the award-winning Newbury Racecourse, home to some of Britain’s finest race events and offering around 28 race days throughout the year.