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The presence of one of the Queen's main residences, Windsor Castle, is what lends Berkshire its oft-used name of the Royal County of Berkshire, and is also one of the premier reasons for embarking on one of lowcostholidays.com's holidays in Berkshire. Such trips are especially enticing for families, groups and elderly holidayers, who can all enjoy Berkshire's blend of diverse major cities and tranquil rural areas.

So much to do on Berkshire holidays

Families with children will be in their element at the popular Legoland Windsor, where they will find lots of Lego-themed rides, models and building workshops. Older holidayers, meanwhile, should be entranced by a visit to the Watermill Theatre in Bagnor, near Newbury. This award-winning professional repertory theatre is based in a beautiful converted watermill, and has hosted many highly acclaimed productions.

Being one of the oldest counties in England, Berkshire boasts no shortage of historical monuments to spot during tours. As well as Windsor Castle, Berkshire has the Grade I listed Bisham Abbey Manor House, the ruined remains of medieval Donnington Castle, and, of course, prestigious public school Eton College.

You are bound to need regular bites to eat during holidays to Berkshire, however - and thankfully, the large towns of Reading and Slough have plenty of cafes and restaurants. Traditional pub The Pot Kiln, in Frilsham, seafood restaurant The Crab at Chieveley, in Newbury, and Heston Blumenthal's award-winning The Fat Duck, in Bray, are also recommended. As the sun sets, these eateries can provide quiet eating and drinking environments for families, while younger holidayers can enjoy the many more bustling bars and nightclubs scattered throughout Reading and Slough.

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