Great West Way

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Visit Newbury on your journey along the Great West Way, a spectacular 500 mile touring route between London and Bristol which passes through idyllic countryside, quaint villages, and bustling market towns.

Ideal for self-guided travel with a variety of transport options to choose from; fill your car with friends and road trip your way along the A4 Great West Road; hop on a train and embrace the Great Western Railway line; board a boat on the River Thames or the Kennet and Avon Canal; follow the network of footpaths and cycle paths; or opt for a combination of travel mediums and turn your trip into the adventure of a lifetime.

You’ll need at least a few days in Newbury to experience everything our historic market town has to offer before you explore more of the Great West Way. Check out places to stay here in Newbury to start planning your visit.

From here, you can head west towards Bristol with highlights including a boat trip along the Kennet and Avon Canal on The Rose of Hungerford, the World Heritage Site at Avebury with its prehistoric monuments and Neolithic and Bronze Age ceremonial sites, and the Georgian city of Bath, famous for its superb architecture and Roman baths.

You can also head east towards London, with some of the highlights including the pretty riverside town of Henley-on-Thames, the Queen’s Windsor Castle residence and its neighbouring Windsor Great Park, and the magnificent Hampton Court Palace.

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