Berkshire Quick Facts & Figures

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Berkshire is located in South East England and is one of the home counties located close to London and the South West region. Prominent towns in the area include Reading, Windsor, Eton, Maidenhead and Bracknell.

Berkshire is well known for being the home of Windsor Castle, one of the official residences of the Queen and Eton College, the prestigious boarding school that has educated royalty and a number of British Prime Ministers. To the East the county is more urbanised, in the West it is more rural. The county includes a number of charming small towns and villages. Local attractions for visitors to explore include Windsor Castle, Highclere Castle, Legoland Windsor, Eton College, Dorney Court, Newbury Racecourse and Bekonscot Model Village. There are a number of historic buildings, castles, museums and galleries for visitors to explore in the area.

The area is host to a number of local festivals, shows, fairs and concerts throughout the year

Berkshire Quick Facts

Population: 812,200

Region: South East England

Area total: 1,262 sq km

Languages: English

Dialling Code: 0118 (Reading), 01753 (Slough & Windsor), 01344 (Bracknell), 01628 (Maidenhead),

Postcode Area RG (Reading, Bracknell), SL1-3 (Slough), SL6 (Maidenhead), SL4 (Windsor).

Closest Airports: Heathrow Airport, London City Airport and London Luton Airport.

Local Food: Brown Windsor Soup, Poor Knights of Windsor (pudding) and Eton Mess.

Nearest Towns & Cities: Reading, Windsor, Slough, Eton, Bracknell, Maidenhead, Sandhurst and Ascot.

Famous Attractions: Windsor Castle, Highclere Castle, Legoland Windsor, Eton College, Dorney Court, Bekonscot Model Village and Newbury Racecourse.

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