Coming to business accommodation in Newbury, you may well arrive at the main train station, which lies just at the southern edge of the town centre.
Newbury is a market town and commuter spot in Berkshire, located in an excellent central position just south of the M4 between London and Bristol, and within a couple of miles of the A34 as it heads down towards the south coast. Newbury is distinctive in particular for being home to a well-known racecourse, as well as some well-known historical buildings, but economically it is tied into the other major towns of the M4 corridor, such as Reading, Maidenhead and Slough, which is a popular area for companies who like to operate near but not in London in industries such as pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, logistics and research, and this may well be why business travellers come seeking serviced apartments in Newbury.
One of Berkshire’s largest towns, with a population of about 41,000 and the administrative centre for West Berkshire, Newbury holds onto its market town roots and is a major retail centre for the area. From where Market Place sits in the centre, just south of the River Kennet as it bisects the town, Newbury offers a satisfying mix of familiar shops and local independent ones. The Parkway sits north of the river, an outdoor mall that includes many of the large names. If you want to take a break while in the middle of a day’s shopping there, Victoria Park lies just across the road. Newbury’s other large central park, Northcroft Park, is just a few minutes’ walk to the west of the town centre and has a leisure centre with indoor and outdoor pools, squash courts, a gym and more.
South of the river is the slightly smaller Kennet Shopping Newbury, an indoor mall. If you are on a short stay in Newbury, it’s worth noting that this area is where you’ll find the Corn Exchange, an arts centre, theatre and cinema, and also the West Berkshire Museum, a centre for regional history and culture. There is also a Vue cinema on Cheap Street and a large number of eateries, making this part of town great for a night out.
Coming to business accommodation in Newbury, you may well arrive at the main train station, which lies just at the southern edge of the town centre. GWR run regular services to and from London Paddington, a journey that takes around an hour. Other destinations include Reading and occasional direct services to Paignton in the southwest of England. The Reading train stops at Newbury Racecourse, the town’s other station, which serves one of the Newbury’s major attractions. Lying just southwest of the town and holding a full calendar of events, including the Group 1 Lockinge Stakes and the Hennessey Gold Cup, many on a Newbury self-catering stay may be staying purely for events at the racecourse.
Another attraction close to Newbury is Highclere Castle, famous as the filming location for one of the UK’s greatest media exports of recent years, Downton Abbey. The castle lies a little over five miles roughly south of the town and is open to the public. In fact, Highclere sits just within the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which encircles Newbury to the south, west and north, meaning that those who like to get out and about while staying in the town have plenty of beautiful countryside to explore nearby.