With a population of 812,200, the county of Berkshire is the oldest and most “Royal County” in England. It is home to many various attractions, primarily associated with the monarchy and English heritage. The county also offers an unspoilt beauty especially as both the river Thames and Kennet flow through the Berkshire County. more
House prices stand at £360,000 and rental prices for 1-4 bedroom houses average at £1060 per month. The main areas regarding renting tend to be Reading, Newbury, Maidenhead and Ascot.
The most popular cities in Berkshire include Reading with a population of 360,000 and the city of Maidenhead. Reading is a long established traditional city but in combination with a large student population has recently become a trendy and rapidly changing city.
Berkshires primary attraction still to this day is Windsor Castle. It has been home to the Royal Family since the 11th century and is said to be the oldest occupied castle in the world. Royal Ascot is also a popular attraction in Berkshire and attracts visitors from all parts of England.
Reading is also well known for having the highest concentration of ICT firms in Europe. It is also a magnet for foreign investment, especially as 60% off all South East investment is invested into the Reading area. Hence the presence of 13 of the world’s top 30 companies, including Cisco, Microsoft, Vodafone and Wyeth.
Berkshires strategic positioning means that it is in close reach to central London and is only 25 minutes away from Heathrow. Being connected by the M4 motorway Berkshire is well linked to both South Wales and the London region.
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|Largest County City:||Reading|
|Population density:||643 / km²|