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The 8 best places to live in Berkshire

The results are in! See where you voted as the best place to live in Berkshire.

A county so fancy it’s called Royal Berkshire. Home to the Queen and half her tiara-wearing family, Berks also boasts a constellation of Michelin stars, has inspired literary greats and is one of the most commutable counties in the country. Hello Crossrail 2022

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Caversham footbridge nr Reading Berkshire
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Caversham

A little bit of country, a little bit of rock 'n' roll. Caversham offers plenty of urban and outdoorsy fun, plus a super-speedy London commute.

Wargrave high street Tudor Edwardian and Georgian shops, pubs and houses
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Wargrave

The historic village of Wargrave is one of the quieter riverside hot spots and close enough to George Clooney without needing a restraining order.

Wellington Country Park treelined 35 acre lake
8

Riseley

With a new A-list hotspot on the doorstep and a Duke as your next door neighbour, is it any wonder we're all desperately seeking a home in Riseley.

Wokingham town centre red brick former town hall and weekly market
5

Wokingham

Move to Wokingham and you'll be healthier, wealthier and more beautiful – two out three ain't bad. This pretty market town is a big hit with families for the excellent schools, buzzy town and surrounding countryside.

Pangbourne village river trees houses and church spire
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Pangbourne

A Berkshire box ticker, Pangbourne has it all – river location, great schools, cosy pubs and you can whizz into London in less than an hour. What's not to love? It ain't cheap.

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Bucklebury

The Duchess of Cambridge's old stomping ground, Bucklebury is chocolate box pretty in the West Berkshire Downs. Grab your Hunter wellies for a slice of rural splendour.

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Cookham

Desperately seeking picture perfect village life – foodie, arty with an indie high street? Say hello to Cookham. It's got it all, plus a gaggle of celeb neighbours

Windsor Castle Long Walk
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Windsor

Bend into that virtual curtsey – Windsor has royal swagger, oodles of history and is within staggering distance of London. But it ain't cheap and there are a lot of tourists.