Berkshire has a long history of conflict, bloodshed and resistance. It received its title of Royal County in 1958 due to its long-established links with the monarchy, and is home to Windsor Castle and Ascot racecourse.
Once known for its agricultural importance the area is now linked with the computer industry, earning the county its name as England's 'Silicon Valley'.
Being a county famous for both its antiquities and its technological advancement, there is clearly much to explore in Berkshire. Use the links below for more information on the county. Alternatively, search for a district, town or parish within Berkshire.
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Here is our pick of local websites for Berkshire. All the available websites are in handy categories, so explore the list on the left-hand side to find exactly what you need.
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The Berkshire Community Foundation identify and address issues that affect local people. Find latest news on community-based projects and forthcoming events and apply for a BCF grant online. Minutes from BCF meetings are available to download.
1 more in Local Community
Current community news within government departments including Health, Education and Environment. Look for local jobs, make payments and report problems in your community online.
Filed in Council & Government Authorities
A visitor guide to West Berkshire. Find out about the county's cultural heritage and places of interest, annual events and festivals, and popular restaurants and pubs. Search for accommodation online.
Filed in Tourism & Guides
The National Trust protect and open to the public historic houses and gardens, industrial monuments, forests, beaches, farmland, islands, archaeological remains, castles and nature reserves. Plan days out and holidays, walks and educational excursions. Plus details of how to become a member or get involved with charity work.
4 more in History & Heritage
Berkshire Sport provide information on sports facilities and clubs throughout Berkshire. Find out about facilities and activities in your local area. With information about current classes, membership prices and opening times.
3 more in Sport, Leisure & Clubs
West Berkshire Brewery has been producing award-winning beers from local hops and barley since 1995. Find details of the available beers, local pubs that source them, plus a history of the brewery.
Filed in Local Produce