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Pothcothan beach in April

Porthcothan

in the county of Cornwall

Ullswater Shore

Ullswater

in the county of Cumbria

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Recommended Towns & Villages near Reading

THE RIVER AT SONNING

Sonning on Thames (14 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Berkshire (3.1 miles, 4.9 km, direction NE)

"the most fairy-like little nook on the whole river". - Jerome K. Jerome..

Sandford Lane, Woodley, Berkshire

Woodley (16 Pictures)

in the county of Berkshire (3.7 miles, 5.9 km, direction E)

There is much to do with England's great aviation history in the County of Berkshire, and at Woodley visitors will find the interesting Museum of Aviation which is appropriately.....

The Horse Bridge, Marsh Lock, Henley-on-Thames

Henley on Thames (156 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Oxfordshire (6.6 miles, 10.7 km, direction NE)

Henley held the very first regatta in 1839 and in the year 1851 Prince Albert became Patron of the Regatta, thus giving the event the pretigious title of Royal Henley Regatta...

Cottage in Nettlebed, seen in 'Midsomer Murders' detective series

Nettlebed (8 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Oxfordshire (8.5 miles, 13.6 km, direction N)

Nettlebed is a lovely English village in the heart of rural Oxfordshire...

The Stag and Huntsman at Hambleden

Hambleden (29 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Buckinghamshire (9.3 miles, 14.9 km, direction NE)

Hambleden is an attractive village set in the valley of the Chilterns, close to the River Thames. It has a "Picture-Postcard" image with pretty flint and stone cottages spread out around the church...

The Church of St Mary's at Turville

Turville (45 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Buckinghamshire (11.6 miles, 18.6 km, direction N)

This village is noted for its numerous appearances in memorable televisions shows such as The Vicar of Dibley and Midsomer Murders. Turville is the quintessential English.....

Pumpkin Competition, Fingest Village

Fingest (11 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Buckinghamshire (11.7 miles, 18.9 km, direction N)

The small picturesque village of Fingest is set on the edge of the Chiltern Hills. It has a wonderful church which dates from the early Norman period and which has a rare tower.....

Water-Cress Beds at Ewelme

Ewelme (52 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Oxfordshire (11.9 miles, 19.2 km, direction N)

Ewelme is a quiet place particularly noted for its historic parish church...

A picture of Marlow

Marlow (107 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Buckinghamshire (12.0 miles, 19.3 km, direction NE)

Marlow developed into a thriving town from a small community situated at the side of the River Thames...

Bray, Berkshire.

Bray (4 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Berkshire (12.4 miles, 19.9 km, direction E)

Bray is a pretty place lying on a bend of the Thames a short distance from Monkey Island where there was once a fishing lodge belonging to the Dukes of Marlborough...

Thatcham, Berkshire

Thatcham (55 Pictures)

in the county of Berkshire (13.0 miles, 21.0 km, direction W)

Claimed to be the oldest inhabited village in Britain..

View from Kingsclere Downs

Kingsclere (6 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Hampshire (14.6 miles, 23.4 km, direction SW)

A picturesque village in Hampshire, near to Watership Down...

A picture of Burnham

Burnham (6 Pictures)

in the county of Buckinghamshire (14.8 miles, 23.8 km, direction NE)

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At the air show

Farnborough (63 Pictures)

in the county of Hampshire (14.9 miles, 24.0 km, direction SE)

This town is listed in the Doomsday Book of 1086, then it was a mere settlement which over the passing centuries developed into a village...

Newbury, Berkshire

Newbury (107 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Berkshire (15.5 miles, 24.9 km, direction W)

Newbury is a lovely town, it is rich in 17th century buildings with the Tudor granary building being of immense attraction...

The war memorial, Dorchester-on-Thames

Dorchester-on-Thames (74 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Oxfordshire (15.5 miles, 25.0 km, direction NW)

This is a delightful village set beside the River Thames at a point where the historic river is joined by the lesser known River Thame. The village is renowned for its Abbey.....

A picture of Hughenden Manor

High Wycombe (10 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Buckinghamshire (15.6 miles, 25.1 km, direction NE)

The largest town in Buckinghamshire county, and once famous for its thriving chair making industry, High Wycombe is the only town in the world that weighs its Mayors, which is a.....

Windsor, Berkshire

Windsor (232 Pictures)

in the county of Berkshire (15.7 miles, 25.2 km, direction E)

Windsor, or rather Royal Windsor, is a seductive mix of history and romance with a unique atmosphere. It is a place where the sense of history is never far away, it is a town.....

Eton College, Berkshire.

Eton (36 Pictures)

in the county of Berkshire (16.0 miles, 25.7 km, direction E)

Situated just over the river Thames from Windsor, Eton is best known for its world famous ancient public school, which was attended by both Prince Harry and William, and many.....

Church of St. Michaels and All Hallows, Clifton Hampden, Oxfordshire

Clifton Hampden (28 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Oxfordshire (17.4 miles, 28.0 km, direction NW)

This is a popular Thames side village which was the choice of Jerome K. Jerome for a setting for one of the riotous scenes of his "Three Men in a Boat" and it is easy to see just.....

Recommended attractions near Reading

The Lodge at Greys Court

Greys Court (70 Pictures)

(6.4 miles, 10.3 km, direction N)

Intriguing Tudor Manor with 14th-century fortifications, and Ornamental gardens set within medieval walls. Things to see include.....

A picture of The Chantry House

The Chantry House (1 Pictures)

(6.6 miles, 10.6 km, direction NE)

This is a magnificent 14th-century Grade I listed church hall. Its timber-framing is typical of the late medieval period, and.....

Wellington Country Park, Hampshire

Wellington Country Park (1 Pictures)

(6.7 miles, 10.7 km, direction S)

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Side view of the main building at Fawley Court, Henley on Thames

Fawley Court (5 Pictures)

(7.8 miles, 12.5 km, direction NE)

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A picture of Nuffield Place

Nuffield Place (2 Pictures)

(9.4 miles, 15.1 km, direction N)

Nuffield Place is the former home (1933-63) of Lord Nuffield who was the founder of Morris Motors. The house is a rare survival.....

The Summer house

The Vyne (17 Pictures)

(11.5 miles, 18.5 km, direction SW)

This house stands on a spot where once there may have been a Roman inn or villa. The name means "house of wine" which is a very.....

Dorney Court, near Windsor, Buckinghamshire.

Dorney Court (1 Pictures)

(13.5 miles, 21.7 km, direction E)

Dorney Court is unusual in that it has passed by direct descent, father to son, through 13 generations of the Palmer family in.....

Legoland, Windsor

Legoland, Windsor (58 Pictures)

(13.7 miles, 22.1 km, direction E)

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Tulips in Long Garden, Cliveden

Cliveden (78 Pictures)

(14.4 miles, 23.1 km, direction NE)

This great house built for the Dukes of Buckinghamshire in the 1850's by Charles Barry overlooks the lovely wooded banks of the.....

St Michael's Abbey, Farnborough

St Michael's Abbey (2 Pictures)

(14.5 miles, 23.4 km, direction SE)

ST. Michael's Abbey is a beautiful Abbey Church built in the peace and tranquillity of the English countryside by the French.....

West Wycombe Park (National Trust)

West Wycombe Park (4 Pictures)

(15.0 miles, 24.1 km, direction NE)

Perfectly preserved rococo landscape garden, surrounding a neo-classical mansion...

A picture of Dorchester Abbey

Dorchester Abbey (14 Pictures)

(15.8 miles, 25.4 km, direction NW)

The wonderful abbey church of St.Peter and St.Paul has a history stretching back to the year 634, but the church we see today.....

Donnington Castle

Donnington Castle (14 Pictures)

(15.8 miles, 25.5 km, direction W)

A mile north of Newbury. Built in the late 14th century as a fortified residence at the top of a hill, overlooking the River.....

Virginia Water Lake, Virginia Water, Surrey.

Virginia Water Lake (16 Pictures)

(16.1 miles, 25.9 km, direction E)

Originally little more than a stream, Virginia Water Lake was begun in 1746 by William, Duke of Cumberland who was then Ranger of.....

'Day Out With Thomas' at Didcot Railway Centre, Oxfordshire

Didcot Railway Centre (39 Pictures)

(16.1 miles, 25.9 km, direction NW)

Recreating the golden age of the Great Western Railway with steam locomotives in the engine shed, signalling displays, Brunels's.....

Punch Bowl...in Valley Gardens...walk around Virginia Water Lake

Valley Gardens (4 Pictures)

(16.4 miles, 26.4 km, direction E)

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Life Guards Band

Windsor Castle (170 Pictures)

(16.4 miles, 26.4 km, direction E)

Apart from being the largest inhabited castle in the world, Windsor is arguably the best known, and on any visit to the town, it.....

Hughenden Manor

Hughenden Manor (21 Pictures)

(16.6 miles, 26.7 km, direction NE)

This was the home of Benjamin Disraeli(1804-81) who lived here with his wife from 1848 until his death in 1881. The couple loved.....

Bekonscot Model Village, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire

Bekonscot Model Village (56 Pictures)

(18.0 miles, 29.0 km, direction NE)

For many the idyll of rural life as it was in the 1930's has gone forever, but it's charm can be re-discovered at Bekonscot Model.....

A picture of Champs Chapel Museum

Champs Chapel Museum (3 Pictures)

(18.6 miles, 29.9 km, direction NW)

Displays of Hendred's Millenium history housed in a Grade one Listed ex-Carthusian Chapel (15th Century)...


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