Newbury (Berkshire)

Newbury is a small town in the west of the English county of Berkshire in the United Kingdom and, like Hungerford expected to district of West Berkshire. The nearest large town in County is Reading.

Newbury has the eingemeindeten Thatcham about 50,000 inhabitants and is the headquarters of the mobile network operator Vodafone.



Newbury has a highway connection to the M 4 and two stops on the train line Reading - Plymouth Line. The River Kennet and the Kennet and Avon Canal flow through the city.


The city is education policy greatly expanded and has several secondary schools, including the elite Downe House School for Girls, a private school with high tuition. This school was awarded a comparison school as the best school in West Berkshire. In addition, there is the Park House School and Sports College, St. Barts School, Kennet School and Newbury College, in addition to the possibility of degrees numerous continuing education offers are made on the. Next there is the Mary Hare School, a school for the hearing impaired. The city also has a modern library with 24 internet workstations.


The most important sight is Donnington Castle. Newbury was the English Civil War of the 17th century, the site of two battles. During a long siege to Donnington Castle was indeed shot up to on the ground, but because of its front wall still standing, it gives the impression of a castle, so that you only notice when you visit that there's nothing behind. Due to its exposed location, it also offers the best view over the whole of Newbury and the valley of the Kennet and Avon canal.

Leisure and supply

Shops are the central " Kennet Centre " and the Megastores of the supermarket chains Tesco and Sainsbury's. The " Corn Exchange " is a venue for cinema, theater, concerts and other cultural highlights. In addition to the " Club Liquids ", an amusement device, Newbury has numerous pubs and restaurants. In addition, there is also a well-known Newbury racecourse for horse racing.


Newbury is twinned with the following cities (in brackets the year of establishment ):

Sons and daughters of the town