Out and About
The Bunk Inn is a fantastic base for exploring the beautiful West Berkshire countryside and the many great places to visit nearby.
For fans of history and TV drama we’re just five miles away from the stunning Highclere Castle, the setting for the global TV phenomena Downton Abbey. For those visiting we’ve provided a dedicated page on our website to help visitors make the most of their trip.
However there is much more history than just Highclere, the remains of Donnington Castle where Henry VIII and Elizabeth I stayed is just over a mile away; the Elizabethean Shaw House in Newbury is now accessible to the public; and the Sandham Memorial Chapel with its incredible and thought-provoking Stanley Spencer paintings are well worth an hour of anyone’s time.
If you’re looking for something different then it’s worth spending a day at nearby Newbury Racecourse. We’re in the heart of horse training territory and Newbury is their proving ground. It is a great day out and we provide a racing package including a one night stay, three course dinner and transfers to and from the course for a superb price.
If you want to relax and stay locally The Bunk Inn has free newspapers to read with your breakfast then take advantage of one of the three village walks that leave from close to our front door.