• Connect with us


Newbury Town Council’s Heritage Working Group will again provide its very popular ‘Explore Newbury’ heritage walking tours in July, August, and September this year, giving a fascinating insight into the long and eventful history of Newbury. 

The first walk will take place at 10.30 am on Tuesday 25 July from outside the Corn Exchange in the Market Place and will look at Newbury’s history from its Norman foundation to the present day.

Six further walks in August and September, relating to different aspects of Newbury’s history, will all start at 10.30 am on a Tuesday from outside the Corn Exchange in the Market Place.  Subjects include Newbury in World War I & World War II, lost Newbury churches & chapels, lost Newbury pubs, Northbrook Street & Speenhamland, Tudor Newbury, and the First Battle of Newbury.  Each walk will be led by a recognised Newbury historian who will provide commentary and answer questions as the walk proceeds.  Each walk will start at the Corn Exchange in the Market Place, except for the walk on the First Battle of Newbury, which will start at the Bowlers Arms in Wash Common (Enborne Street RG14 6TW).              

For tickets and further information, visit the Corn Exchange website: Explore Newbury: Walking Tours 2023 (cornexchangenew.com)  Tickets cost £6.25 for adults and £3.75 for children under 12 (including booking fee).  The walks last 1½ hours, except for the battlefield tour which lasts 2 hours.  They are suitable for all ages and both town inhabitants and visitors.  The pace is leisurely, and the ground is level.

Cllr Gary Norman, Leader of Newbury Town Council, said “The leaders of each of these walking tours has deep knowledge of their subject, and those taking part will find them to be an excellent introduction to Newbury history. 

He continued, “We are most grateful to the tour leaders for their participation.  The funds collected will contribute to the Town Council’s heritage work.”

Cllr Gary Norman, Leader of the Council gary.norman@newbury.gov.uk 07801 046115

Hugh Peacocke, CEO Newbury Town Council hugh.peacocke@newbury.gov.uk 01635 35486

Explore Newbury