Berkshire is a Southern county of the UK which is bordered by Oxfordshire, Greater London, Buckinghamshire and Surrey. Berkshire is one of the oldest counties in the UK and dates back to the 860's. It has been the scene for many battles during the Alfred the Great's campaign against the Danes.
The county is steeped in history and its beautiful countryside makes it perfect for outdoor walks and activities. There is an abundance of Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman, Celtic, and Medieval activity in this county.
The county was recognised by the Queen in 1958 due to the presence of Windsor castle, the royal residence of which causes it to often be referred to as the Royal County of Berkshire.