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Places of Interest

Other Places of Interest

There are a number of National Trust properties within an easy drive of Manor Farm Courtyard Cottages.

Basildon Park, Reading

6.8 miles from Hampstead Norreys

Explore the house and grounds of Basildon Park, the Georgian mansion which Lord and Lady Illife lovingly restored in the 1950’s and now owned by the National Trust.


Sandham Memorial Chapel, Burghclere, near Newbury

12 miles from Hampstead Norreys

Built to honour the ‘forgotten’ dead of World War 1, the Sandham Memorial Chapel houses an epic series of large-scale murals by Sir Stanley Spencer. Inspired by his own experiences as a medical orderly, Spencer’s work is now highly acclaimed. You may also like to follow a walk around the village ‘In Spencer’s footsteps’, which takes in some of the sights and places where he lived. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sandham-memorial-chapel

Highclere Castle

15.5 miles from Hampstead Norreys

Read more here – About Highclere Castle

Jane Austen’s House, Alton, Hampshire

26.4 miles

Known to readers throughout the world, visit Jane Austen’s home and see where she wrote all her novels including ‘Pride and Prejudice’.


Windsor Castle, Windsor

Just thirty five miles away, visit historic Windsor Castle, the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. It is open to visitors throughout the year. www.rct.uk/visit/windsor-castle

For Railway Enthusiasts

We are within an easy drive of Didcot Railway Centre, a living museum of the Great Western Railway which is only 14 miles from Hampstead Norreys. There are a number of events held throughout the year www.didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk.

For steam buffs, why not visit the Steam Museum of the Great Western Railway, Swindon, Wiltshire which is just 24.6 miles away. Housed in a beautifully restored Grade II railway building in the heart of the former Swindon railway works.


26 miles

Drive straight up the A34 to visit the centre for academia since the 12th Century, Oxford has enchanting spires, romantic rivers, a Botanical Garden and many interesting walks through this prestigious city. With a good selection of shops, restaurants and museums, there is something for everyone, whatever their age. www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com

Retail Villages

For those looking for a designer label, we are within 28.6 miles of Bicester Village with is Chic Outlet Shopping and 34 miles of the McArthur Glenn Retail Outlet near Swindon.

Hungerford Town, Berkshire

16.4 miles

A small and historic town located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is well known for its antique shops and canal where horse-drawn barges still operate. www.hungerford.co.uk

West Berkshire Brewery

Located in Yattendon, only 2 miles from Hampstead Norreys, the Brewery offers tours of their amazing new multi-million pound facility. Your ticket prices includes an in-depth guided tour, two free pints and a voucher for 20% off in their brewery shop. For further information visit www.wbbrew.com

Bombay Sapphire Distillery, Whitchurch RG28 7NR

For lovers of Bombay Sapphire Gin, you have the opportunity to visit the historic distillery at Liverstoke Mill where you will see the care, skill and artistry that goes into every drop of Bombay Sapphire. www.distillery.bombaysapphire.com

Thames Valley Wine SchoolReading

Providing wine tasting events, the Thames Valley Wine School offers wine courses, tastings and workshops for people from all walks of life.www.thamesvalleywineschool.com