When it comes to deciding what to do at the weekend, we can sometimes be a little stuck for ideas. Often there are many delights to be found right on our doorsteps, and we just don’t know how close they are.
The area in and around Hungerford and Lambourn is rich in history from all ages of the past. Whether you’re out looking for an experience or a jaunt in the countryside, this part of Berkshire is a great place to explore with family and friends.
From our Lambourn branch office, we have been able to venture out and take in all the things we can do, right on our doorstep.
In this blog, we look at 6 top things to do in Hungerford and Lambourn.
Hungerford is not just a picturesque town, it’s also a world-renowned antique centre!
Ranked no. 1 on Trip Advisor, the Hungerford Antiques Arcade is a treasure trove of little shops filled with exquisite collectables. With over 100 sellers there is bound to be something that will catch your eye.
Explore the scenic Hungerford Wharf, taking a stroll along the banks of the Kennet and Avon canal. Once a busy industrial canal wharf in its heyday, this now tranquil spot is a haven for wildlife and a key area for conservation.
Whilst you can take in the area on foot, why not enjoy a trip on the Rose of Hungerford, a perfect spot to enjoy wildlife from the river, and experience how the locks work first hand. This fun trip is sure to be popular with children too!
Located a few miles from Hungerford lies Coombe Gibbet, a replica gibbet sat upon the ridge of Gallows Down, on Inkpen beacon.
The first gibbet was erected in the 1600s and placed in this prominent location, serving as a deterrent for committing crimes over the years.
The one you see today is the seventh replica, standing tall watching over the valley. With elevated views spanning for miles, you can see five counties on a clear day.
It’s easy to see why this location has a 4.7-star rating on Google! The area is a popular spot for walkers and avid hang gliders and paragliders, across all times of the year.
Discover the site of Seven Barrows near Lambourn, a nature reserve managed by the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust.
This area of chalk grassland is not only an important area for flora and fauna, especially butterflies but also home to a set of seven ancient Bronze age burial mounds, much like those surrounding Stone Henge south of this site.
Sitting a couple of miles north from Lambourn lies the picturesque National Trust property, Ashdown House. The 17th-century country house is nestled amongst woodland in the heart of the Berkshire Downs, a perfect place to explore with the family.
You can enjoy walking through the woods and taking in spectacular sights of the house and grounds all year round or book a tour of the stairs and roof on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons from April.
Nestled between Hungerford and Marlborough is Alder Ridge Vineyard, winemakers specialising in English sparkling wine.
Each year Alder Ridge hosts both public tours and private group tour packages of its vineyard from May to September.
As one of Trip Advisor’s top destinations to visit in the Hungerford area, plan a trip out in summer and enjoy tasting the fruits of Alder Ridge’s labour in the sunshine.
You never know, you might come away having found your new favourite sparkling wine.
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