All journey times are approximate and subject to variation.
Hidden Gems in Ascot
While Ascot may be known for its horse racing, a closer look at the surrounding county unveils a string of surprises outside of equestrian sports. Fine stately homes stand proud in the rolling Berkshire countryside, gastro pubs welcome diners in with gourmet food and rustic charm, and alternative museums open visitors’ eyes to another side of British history and culture. Discover the best hidden sights in this quintessentially English area with our two-day itinerary.
Next, take a 25-minute drive to Waltham Place in White Waltham.
Then, travel for 15 minutes by car to The White Oak in Cookham.
The White Oak
To reach the next destination, it’s a 15-minute drive from Cookham to Dorney Court.
The final stop of the day is located in Richmond Park, which is a 50-minute drive from Dorney Court.
From Richmond Park, it’s a 45-minute drive back to the hotel.
Oscar Wilde Memorial Walk
Then, take a 10-minute drive to the Museum of English Rural Life.
Museum of English Rural Life
Next, travel for 10 minutes by car for lunch at L’Ortolan in Shinfield.
After lunch, drive for 10 minutes to Reading and make your way to the next destination.
Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology
Leave Reading and take a 35-minute drive to Sandham Memorial Chapel.
Sandham Memorial Chapel
To get back to the hotel, drive for one hour to reach Ascot.