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COVID-19 has presented many challenges to health, freedom and business, creating an unprecedented time that none of us could have foreseen.

Despite the many hardships we have faced, we have seen incredible acts of charity, kindness throughout communities and nature thriving. One of our #HOFfamily, Daniel from our operations team, took to Newbury to capture some of the beautiful, tranquil spots of this historic town during lockdown without the usual crowds. Here are some of the highlights:

newbury clock tower

Newbury Clock Tower is officially known as ’The Clock House’. The current structure dates from 1929 and replaced an earlier cast iron clock tower built to celebrate Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee in 1889.

donnington castle

Donnington Castle is a ruined medieval castle, founded by Sir Richard Abberbury the Elder in 1386. During the first English Civil War the castle withstood an 18-month siege!

st nicholas church

St Nicolas Church is a parish church of Newbury, mentioned in a document dated 1086. It is renowned for its unusually large size for a parish church.

river kennet
river kennet

The River Kennet is a beautiful river and a tributary of the River Thames that is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), making it home to many endangered animal species of animals and plants.

central gate newbury

Our Central Gate, Newbury premium aparthotel is situated just off the main high street between the Kennet and Avon canal and Newbury’s prominent clock tower. Call 01189 514151 or click here for more information and best rates for business or leisure stays.

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