A horseshoe of rolling chalk hills covering the Berkshire Downs, the Hampshire Downs, the White Horse Hills, the Lambourn Downs, the Marlborough Downs, the Vale of Pewsey and the ancient Savernake Forest…all magnificent in their own way.
To pre-history, and Avebury, Europe’s largest Neolithic stone circle then saddle up for the Uffington White Horse, carved in the chalk hillside 3,000 years ago. Visit Highclere Castle – Downton Abbey to millions – and Bowood House, just two of the downs’ stately homes.
Stroll the Kennet and Avon Canal and the many footpaths and national trails, including Britain’s oldest ‘road’ the Ridgeway. Join author Richard Adams’ rabbits on Watership Down, near Whitchurch, then relax aboard the Cholsey and Wallingford Railway before an old-fashioned tea at the station.
Looking to pay a visit to the area? This B&B could be just what you’re looking for! TALMAGE HOUSE is a delightful 200 year old brick and flint house surrounded by farmland! Click this link to discover more!