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Located in the south east of England, Berkshire is one of the oldest counties in Great Britain. Also known as the "Royal County of Berkshire," it is home to one of the oldest and largest Royal Residences in the world, Windsor Castle. With a long history of sheep farming, Berkshire continues to host one of the largest sheep fairs in England.
Berkshire is also home to many picturesque towns and villages with the Thames River running along the county’s northeast border.
Did you know?
A local delicacy is Berkshire Bacon Pudding - a suet pudding filled with locally cured bacon
The Ostrich Pub in Colnbrook is the third oldest pub in England
Berkshire is the birthplace of the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton
Jane Austen attended the Reading Ladies Boarding School, now known as the Abbey School in Berkshire
The ancient tradition of 'Swan Upping' is carried out each year on the Thames River
Things to do in Berkshire
Located in the south east of England, Berkshire is one of the oldest counties in Great Britain.