The Bear Hotel Hungerford lies in the Heart of The North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, at the very western end of the Royal County of Berkshire, near the borders with Wiltshire and Hampshire, a spectacular and unique landscape that lies at the hub of the chalk landscapes of southern England. It embraces the high open sweeps of arable farmland of the Marlborough Downs with their beech wood topped knolls and sheltered chalk river valleys, the intimate and secluded woodland of Chute and Savernake Forests, and the low lying land of the Thames Basin Heaths with a rich mosaic of woodland, pasture, heath and common land.
The Savernake Forest, Pewsey Vale the Kennet and Avon Canal and The Ridgeway are just a sample of many beautiful highways, byways and attractions to be found in this rural corner.
Some useful links include:
- Littlecote House
- Little Hidden Farm, riding and Wild Flowers.
- Crofton Pumping Station
- Wilton Windmill
- Flower Farms at Shalbourne
A bit further a field
- Shaw House, Stonor Park, Blenheim Palace and Highclere are all a must!
- Didcot Steam Railway Centre.
- Thatcham Nature Discovery Centre.
All things Country and outward bound?, Visit Roxtons and try shooting, fishing or just enjoy a walk through the grounds.
Love History? The Merchant's House in nearby Marlborough, is a glorious restoration of a 17th Century Silk Merchant's House.
Newbury Racecourse is close by and offers Party in the Paddock too! Try our Race Day or Hennessy Restaurant Package!
Love reading or being amongst novelist and writers? The Hungford Bookshop has an excellent selection of books and novels and are host book signings with us see events at the bear for more information.