Counties > Berkshire

Commuter Towns in Berkshire

This is a smart county with soft English countryside graced by the Kennet, the Pang and the River Thames. A strong high tech corridor now runs west along the M4 through Reading and Newbury, existing alongside a more traditional horsey country culture.

In the slipper of land between Newbury and Reading is Middleton country where the Duchess of Cambridge grew up.

Horse racing is big. There is the race-course at Newbury, prominent racing stables tucked into the valleys and up on the Lambourn Downs. Walkers and riders love the huge lofty chalk downs, the Savernake Forest in The Ridgeway. For affordability you have to look in the suburbs of Reading, Newbury and Slough. It is all very commutable.

Train lines run from Paddington and Waterloo and the journey takes 18-77 minutes.

Berkshire is linked to London by the M4 with easy access to both the M3, M25 & M40.

Surrounding counties are Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Surrey, Wiltshire and Hampshire