Berkshire is one of the historic counties of South East England. As it is the location of Windsor Castle, it is recognised as the Royal County of Berkshire.

Berkshire covers 1,262 sq km (487 sq mi) and has a population of 812,000 (2011 estimate). It borders the counties of

Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Surrey, Wiltshire and Hampshire. The county town is Reading.

Prospect Park, Reading
Author: Andrew Griffith (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic)

Henry VIII Gateway, Windsor Castle
Author: Thomas Duesing (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic)

Towns in Berkshire

  1. Reading – county town
  2. Ascot
  3. Goring and Streatley
  4. Maidenhead
  5. Newbury
  6. Sandhurst
  7. Thatcham

Sights in Royal County of Berkshire

  1. Windsor Castle

Unitary Authorities in Berkshire

  1. Bracknell Forest
  2. Reading
  3. Slough
  4. West Berkshire
  5. Windsor and Maidenhead
  6. Wokingham

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