4 Activities You Shouldn’t Miss Out on for a Luxe Berkshire Holiday

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The United Kingdom is full of luxury retreats, and there’s such a strong sense of culture no matter where you go. This rich and varied culture is what makes trips to the UK so irresistible, but also what makes it difficult to plan — with so many avenues and activities to explore, where do you even begin?

If you’re looking for a prime destination to visit while in the UK, look no further than Berkshire. Below are four suggestions for luxe travellers you won’t forget any time soon.

Stay in the lap of luxury

If you want to live like royalty you should book a stay at Cliveden House. The hotel is undeniably posh and demure, perfect for a low-key yet glamorous getaway. The National Trust maintain the grounds, and walking up the property’s long driveway leading to the main mansion will make you feel like a true VIP. Meghan Markle has stayed at Cliveden House the night before her wedding – you can’t have a better recommendation than that.

Stroll around a lush park

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The National Trust has maintained lots of lush grounds in Berkshire, and a quaint afternoon stroll may be just the cure you need to take your mind off things. Basildon Park is worth checking out during your trip, as is Welford Park. The lush scenery of these parks looks fantastic no matter the season. In the winter, the snow beautifully covers the old estates and trees making it look like something straight out of a movie.

Have a day at the races

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As far as quintessential English activities go, few are as sophisticated as a day at the races. This coming June 18 to 23 is the Ascot Ladies’ Day, which Gala Bingo notes is the biggest racing event in the country. The event attracts hundreds of celebrities and public figures.

The fact that Ladies’ Day still remains very popular since its inception in 1711 speaks to the integral role it plays in English culture. One might even go as far to say that it’s worth jetting off to the UK just to attend this event. Just make sure you plan your trip in advance as tickets go quick.

Dine at a Michelin-starred hotel

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Located in Bray, The Waterside Inn has maintained its three Michelin stars longer than any other restaurant in the whole of the UK. The restaurant is headed by Alain Roux, a master pastry chef who took control of the restaurant from his father in 2002. If you’re looking to try some English cuisine, The Waterside Inn is a wonderful choice. The lobster medallions and venison wellington are star dishes. Chef Alain’s signature pastry dishes are the perfect ending.

While here at The East End Taste we have written about all of London’s stunning sights and sounds, the UK has so much more to offer as a whole. These four activities are just a drop in the ocean in terms of what Berkshire has to offer. Taking the time to find these one-of-a-kind experiences will definitely set you vacation apart from the rest.