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Royal castles and stately homes set beside the Thames

Explore world famous sites from majestic Windsor and infamous Clivedon to the playing fields of Eton

Touring in Buckinghamshire and Berkshire

These Royal counties, a few miles from Heathrow airport and Central London, are where the metropolis stops and England begins. The stately River Thames winds it way through this busy region, and it's from the river that you can discover the area's jewels.

Both counties of Berkshire and Buckingham boast sophisticated towns including Hungerford and Henley on Thames, one of the prettiest spots in this part of England. And because it is an area that has historically been close to the capital, there are more than its fair share of historic houses and castles, the homes of royalty and aristocracy for generations: Frogmore, Clivedon, Highclere (where the series Downton Abbey is filmed) and the most impressive of all, Windsor Castle.

A tour of the Royal town of Windsor is a must - whether on foot or from the river - and you can enter a different word in the village of Eton, just across the bridge, with its world famous school, where royals, prime ministers and people who have changed the world have been educated.

Whether you love watching polo, playing golf on some of the best courses in the country, finding out how people lived in a former era, or tracing the history of England and the British Empire, this region is a must on any itinerary.

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Grovefield House

Near Windsor, Buckinghamshire

Set in private grounds yet close to historic Windsor, a fine house with contemporary comfort and top class dining.

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