The Royal County of Berkshire earned its title due to the presence of the Windsor Castle. This is a county with a rich, fascinating heritage and visitors to Berkshire can truly revel in the history. Being such an important location in Britain, Berkshire has also been the battling ground for a number of wars. Visitors can learn about the various historic engagements that have taken place here, such as the First Battle of Newbury, the Battle of Englefield and the Battle of Reading.
With the River Thames forming the northern boundary, Berkshire has several tributaries that act as lovely backdrops to the lush plains of the countryside. The beautiful gardens that are spread all over the area will make your trip to Berkshire worthwhile. There are also horse racing venues, such as Newbury, that are ideal for aficionados. For the independently minded traveller, a car hire can be easily arranged, with strategically located Enterprise branches in and around the county.