Fancy a flutter on the horses? Take in a race-day and cheer the thoroughbreds down the home straight at Royal Ascot Racecourse, 10 miles from the hotel. There are regular meetings throughout the year, but if you really want to make an impact, dress up for Royal Ascot week in June. Sip a glass of bubbly on Ladies' Day and you can join in the unofficial competition for the most outrageous hat.
If you have children with you, they won't want to miss LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort, 25 minutes' drive from the hotel. Younger "Lego Friends" fans can meet their heroes in Heartlake City and ride a carousel at Mia’s Family Ranch, while everyone can make a splash on the Land of the Vikings water rides. The park's latest addition recreates the world of "The LEGO® Movie" in an interactive 4D cinema show.
If bargain hunting is your thing, make some time to visit the central Reading shops, only three miles away. Stop by the Oracle shopping centre to browse around 90 shops, including a Debenhams and a House of Fraser department store. Grab a bite to eat in one of around 20 cafés, or catch a movie in the 10-screen cinema. Ready for more? Nearby Broad Street Mall has dozens of shops on three floors.
If you have a craving to visit a country estate made famous by the movies, make the 15-mile trip to Basildon Park, seen in the 2005 film adaptation of "Pride and Prejudice". This 18th-century mansion is set in picturesque parkland, where you'll be able to explore a maze of nature trails. Another highlight is majestic Highclere Castle, home to the "Downton Abbey" series, 20 minutes from the hotel.
A 15-mile drive from the hotel will take you to the picturesque town of Windsor, filled with cobblestone streets and quaint tearooms. On a tour of Windsor Castle, the Queen's weekend residence, you can admire the grandeur of the State Apartments and St. George's Chapel. Children and adults alike will love seeing Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, and you can also explore 13 acres of gardens and grounds.
Madeski Stadium, Junction 11 M4, Reading, Berkshire RG2 0FL
Madejski Stadium - home ground to Reading Football Club and The London Irish Rugby Team. Please see website for match fixtures.
Management Suite, Reading,
Open Daily with over 100 shops, Riverside bars and restaurants. Opening Times: Mon - Fri 9.30am - 8.00pm Saturday - 9.00am - 7.00pm Sunday - 11.00am - 5.00pm
High Street, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7JX
Ascot Racecourse is one of the UK's most famous and popular Racecourse. Home to Royal Ascot Races held in June every year.
Henley Royal Regatta, use the hotel as a base to get to the races.
Legoland Windsor, Winkfield Road, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 4AY
Please visit their website for more information and opening times. Take the hassle away by booking an overnight packages at the hotel with a two day family pass.
Windsor Castle, High Street, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 1NJ
Windsor Castle is one of the UK's most famous landmarks, with visitors from all Countres visiting every day.
Newbury, Berkshire RG14 7NZ
Reading, Berkshire RG8 9NR
Reading, Berkshire RG9 3AE
Basildon, Reading, Berkshire RG8 9HR
John Nike Way, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1RR
Try out our fabulous artificial ski slope covered in the patented Perma-snow™ surface.
Horton, Berkshire SL3 9NT
Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 7JQ
Farnborough Airport, Farnborough, Hampshire
Various key attractions throughout the city. 20 minute train journey from Reading to London Paddington.
The Abbey Ruins are located a five minute walk from Reading central train station, near Forbury Gardens. It was founded by Henry I in 1121 and established by a party of monks from the French abbey of Cluny, together with monks from the Cluniac priory of St Pancras at Lewes in Sussex. The abbey was one of the pilgrimage centres of medieval England, and one of its richest and most important religious houses, with possessions as far away as Herefordshire and Scotland.
Away from the distractions of town, business or busy hotels, Mapledurham is an oasis of peace, natural beauty and history which can be an ideal venue for fun corporate events, dreamy weddings or just a good day out.
Highclere Castle is the film location for the hugely successful Downton Abbey, which has recently been nominated for four Golden Globes. Longstanding friend of the Carnarvon family, Julian Fellowes had Highclere Castle in mind as he wrote Downton Abbey. He often commented he wanted a house which spectacularly testified to the confidence and soaring optimism of the Edwardian period.
What makes the tour unique is that it is not simply a behind-the-scenes tour of how the movies were made, but is an inside-the-scenes tour that allows guests to experience the movies and learn secrets that are only told on this studio tour. The Tour allows guests to step inside the actual movie sets and experience what the actors experienced. Guests can sit on and touch some of the most popular props from the movies.
Visit Oxfordshire and uncover hidden treasures. From the varied rural landscape of Oxfordshire, excellent for cyclists and walkers, to a cultural getaway in Oxford, the ‘city of dreaming spires’ is steeped in a rich and fascinating history and renowned for its history and heritage.
Twickenham Stadium, the home of England rugby, seating an impressive 82,000 spectators it is the largest dedicated rugby union venue in the world. Easily accessible by road, air, train and foot, Twickenham truly is a stadium for the people with a sporting atmosphere where the most ardent of rugby fans sit happily alongside families and children.
The Wembley Stadium Tour is a Visit England approved Quality Assured Attraction and, since its beginning in 1978, has welcomed millions of sports fans from all over the world through its doors. Wembley's tours are conducted by experienced, passionate guides and last for 75 minutes allowing you plenty of time for photographs. The tour gives you the chance to relive your greatest moments, and create some new ones, as you go behind-the-scenes at the most famous stadium in the world.