Berkshire is found to the west of London. It is famous for Windsor Castle, Eaton and horseracing. The River Thames runs along the boundary.
The Eaton College was founded in 1440 by Henry V1 and is one of the oldest public schools in the country. Many British Prime Ministers have attended the school and about a third of all pupils go onto university at Oxford or Cambridge. Daily guided tours are available during the term.
Windsor Castle if the largest and oldest castle in the world and one of the official residences of the Queen. The Castle was begun in 11th century by William the Conqueror. The Queen Mary\'s dolls house is a must to see. It is over 3 feet high and the furnishings and fittings are all copies of the real thing. The bathrooms all have flushing toilets and miniature toilet paper!
Windsor Great Park is a deer park of 5000 acres. For many centuries it was the private hunting ground for Windsor Castle, but now it is largely open to the public. Virginia Water in the south of the park is a designated site of special interest. 100ft totem pole from Canada can be seen by the lakeside. Savill Garden in the south east of the park, is set in 35 acres and is part of the Royal Landscape. It is open daily and is host to magnificent displays of flowers throughout the year.
Ascot racecourse is closely associated with the Royal family. The Royal meeting which dates back to 1711, is held in June and is a major highlight. Every year Royal Ascot is attended by the Queen and various members of the Royal family.
Legoland which is located in Windsor, is a theme park for young children. The attractions are made up of a mixture of Lego themed rides and models.
Newbury is situated on the river Kennet. The river valley gives wonderful views of Watership Down, which was made famous by the novel of the same name. Highclere Castle in Newbury is home to the 8th Earl of Carnarvon, and has been a film location for many films and dramas. Newbury is the home to one of England\'s major racecourses. The most famous race to be held here is the Hennessy Gold Cup which takes place in November each year.
Sandham Memorial Chapel in Burghclere and Basildon Park are both National Trust properties.