Best Landmark in Newbury, UK

Handpicked Top 3 Landmarks in Newbury. Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, local reviews, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!


Donnington Castle Farm Cottage, Castle Lane, Donnington, Newbury RG14 2LE

Since 1386

Castle, Landmarks, Architecture Structure, Historical Places, Heritage Site, Gatehouse, Towers, Picnic Lunch, Programs & Monuments

It was founded by Sir Richard Abberbury the Elder and was bought by Thomas Chaucer before the castle was taken under royal control during the Tudor period - Measured 67 feet (20 m) north to south and 108 ft (33 m) east to west


Mon - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Donnington Castle is best spot to look over Newbury! Views and beautiful! I have been several times and still like it! Lovely old ruins and history that is Newbury: Donnington are actually 300 years older than Newbury itself. It's a landmark. You can walk right up through the golf and hotel grounds if you park on Grove Road which is beautiful and will take 40 minutes so drive part of the way up if you follow the signs or drive right up to the base and do the last bit which is 2 minute up to it.
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Highclere Park, Newbury RG20 9RN

Since 1679

Castle, Landmarks, Architecture Structure, Historical Places, Heritage Site, The State Rooms, Anniversaries, Engagements, Weddings, Corporate Events, Private Receptions, Activity Days and Cricket, Gala Awards, Product Launches, Board Meetings, Conferences, Private Dining & Shops

It is a country house in the Jacobethan style by the architect Charles Barry, with a park designed by Capability Brown - The 5,000-acre (2,000 ha) estate - It is listed Grade I on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens

Price: £22.00 Adult, £20.00 Concession (Students, over 60's & Disabled), £13.50 Child (4-16Yrs) & £60.00 Family (2 Adults and 2 to 3 Children)


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Except for the fact that I couldn't take pictures inside, I absolutely loved visiting here. Yes, I am a Downton Abbey fan so coming here was a dream come true, but the house and grounds by themselves are incredible and amazing and expansive! The decor was exactly like the show, but even more beautiful in person. Walking the hallways and standing in the different rooms literally transport you into another time and you half expect Lord Grantham to walk in. We were also able to have high tea.
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Church Road, Newbury RG14 2DR

Since 1581

Historical Landmark, House, Architecture Structure, Historical Places, Heritage Site, Venue Hire, Afternoon Tea, Receptions, Drink Receptions, School Visits, Programs, Group Visits, Events & Activities

It is an important example of an early symmetrical H-plan Elizabethan mansion - The house is currently owned and managed by West Berkshire Council as a conference venue and public attraction


Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat & Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

We visited on a Sunday morning and we were the only ones viewing the house. On arrival we were asked if we would like an informative talk about the house which we said yes to so at least we then knew something about it's history. Monday - Friday Shaw House becomes council offices so not sure about opening on those days, so do check. The house is empty but each room does have some information and we had a pleasant walk around, there is a small museum room upstairs with things to read.
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