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Welcome to the idyllic market town of Newbury in the very heart of rural Berkshire. Steeped in history and surrounded by some of the UK’s most outstandingly beautiful countryside, Newbury offers a relaxing yet vibrant atmosphere in which to enjoy its array of independent and high street shops and restaurants, charter and specialist markets, and first-class arts and cultural experiences.

Newbury is home to some of the most stunning walking and cycling trails in the South of England, including the tow path along the Kennet & Avon Canal which passes directly through the town centre. It’s also the home of Newbury Racecourse, Donnington Castle, the Corn Exchange and The Watermill Theatre, and nearby Highclere Castle (of Downton Abbey fame!).

UPCOMING EVENTS

DISCOVER NEWBURY

ENJOY NEWBURY

There’s so much to see, do, and experience in Newbury’s vibrant and welcoming town centre, including a regular programme of events organised by renowned local arts, culture, and community organisations.

Shop ’til you drop with Newbury’s mix of unique independent stores, national brands, and specialist markets. Eat breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner al fresco at one of our many pavement cafés, or dine in style inside a cosy restaurant. Boasting one of ‘Britain’s best regional theatres‘, catch a self-produced comedy or West End transfer performance at one of our independent venues, learn about our fascinating history and rich heritage at West Berkshire Museum, or enjoy the thrill of the races at one of Newbury’s most famous venues, Newbury Racecourse.

Explore some of our favourite options for leisure activities, attractions, events, and more in Newbury.

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Ready for some inspiration? Check out our latest articles about Newbury’s events, activities and attractions. Our writers are experts on all the best things to do in Newbury and love sharing their ideas with you!

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 Newbury Vegan Market returns for summer 

Don’t miss the Newbury Vegan Market summer special this August! On Sunday 21st August, we will be delivering the Newbury Vegan Market summer special in partnership with market operators, Vegan

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Newbury’s Calling.

The idyllic market town with a big heart is calling you this summer. Old meets new in our historic market town of Newbury, which is rapidly becoming one of the most vibrant

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