The pretty town of Newbury in Berkshire is located on the banks of the River Kennet and is famous for being the home of many architecturally important 17th century buildings. The Kennet and Avon Canal also runs through the town and is well known for its local racecourse and more recently for being the base of Vodafone. Newbury is located close to Donnington, Shaw and Greenham - all worth visiting when staying in the pleasant town.
Newbury Racecourse is one of the UKs most famous horse racing venues, and the course celebrated turning 100 years old in 2005. The Hennessy Gold Cup takes place there every November and is the most prestigious event in the local racing calendar. The West Berkshire Museum, the Corn Exchange and Donnington Castle are all easy to reach and the Litten Chapel is a recognisable landmark in Newbury.
The town also has a rugby union club called Newbury RFC, but the two major sports teams in the area are cricket clubs. Newbury CC and Falkland CC play their home games in the town and there are also two large athletics clubs called Newbury Athletics Club and Team Kennet.
The place may be a town rather than a city but it is home to many large corporations, including Vodafone and various other technological firms. Vodafone is a multi-million pound company and it is the largest employer in the area with a total of 64 buildings in Newbury.