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  • Christmas Markets

    Friday, 21 October 2016.

    Nobody does a Christmas market quite like the Germans. Half-timbered towns with twinkling lights and delicious seasonal tinctures do much to take the cynical sting out of the season....

    Private Jet Tour

    Friday, 21 October 2016.

    Imagine darting about Europe on a Legacy 600 private jet and staying at masterpiece hotels in London, Baden-Baden, Paris and the Riviera with access to the most exclusive destinations....

    Cross-country skiing, a great cardio workout

    Friday, 12 August 2016.

    Winter is also the time for snow. Among the usual skiing holidays are opportunities to try cross-country skiing or dog-sledding in the Finnish wilderness or skiing and watching the Northern Lights...

    And so to our next holiday

    Friday, 12 August 2016.

    Winter sun It is not just the break from our lives, but the sun itself so many of us crave - not easy to come by in West Berkshire in December. For much less than you might think, Farewise are fe...

    Cruises

    Friday, 12 August 2016.

    If all of the above sounds too active and you need a proper rest then it's time you enjoyed the ease of travel which comes with a cruise. A relaxing break like no other, cruises mean goodbye to the...
    Blooming botany
    Martin and the Magpie has never been one to rest on its laurels. Hungerford’s most contemporary florist is always looking for ways to push the trend and as the saying goes “a rolling stone gathers no moss”.

    VIP access at Donnington Country Club
    Donnington Grove have something extraordinary up their sleeves this month; an exclusive outdoor sculpture exhibition taking place in their tranquil walled gardens.

    Aldbourne’s fun run is back
    Dust off your running shoes and get ready for the annual Aldbourne 5k run

    Honeymoon? You need a honeypot!
    Over the last century newlyweds have been evolving, much rarer is the trepidation of a blushing bride about to leave her family home for the first time.

    Afternoon tea, Pimm’s for me!
    Blandy’s bistro are renowned for their extraordinary afternoon tea. It is a banquet affair with a selection of delicate finger sandwiches, homemade scones with tiptree preserve and clotted cream along with a variety of homemade cakes.

    Getting fruity with the Tutti Men
    The Tutti men went above and beyond duty this year to collect their kisses; symbolic of the tradition of collecting rent from the commoner’s houses owned by the John O' Gaunt estate, as one was seen claiming a ladder to fashion one!

    Championing children’s charities for 2018
    Berkshire is home to some truly fantastic causes. We have some “outstanding” local schools and nurseries that are doing vital work to raise the next generation...

    18 idyllic championship holes
    Once considered the preserve of retired bank managers, the game of golf has been re-branded for a new generation and not only now has mass appeal, but in certain quarters is even considered quite groovy

    Why live in Hungerford?
    Those of us who live here don't have to think twice, we love it and, you've had a job to persuade us to go elsewhere.

    Walks in around Hungerford
    Walking in the beautiful areas of outstanding natural beauty in and around Hungerford is a very special experience. Throughout the summer, we will be publishing details of some of the best and favourite walks in the town and its surrounding villages and countryside