Just 5 miles from the M3, the small Berkshire village of Ascot is most famous for its racecourse. It comprises 3 areas: Ascot itself and the separate neighbouring villages North and South Ascot.
Clustered around the racecourse, large detached homes stand tall and beautiful and as you move closer to South Ascot small communities of modest red brick and semi-detached properties are surrounded by green spaces and leafy woodland.
The village of Ascot has its own railway station with services running to London Waterloo as well as Reading and Guildford. Ascot is an ideal location for those looking to relocate for families and commuters alike. The beautiful homes surrounded by countryside and strong links to surrounding towns and cities gives Ascot all the amenities one might need.
Things to do in Ascot
The centrepiece in Ascot’s event calendar is the Royal Ascot Meeting started by Queen Anne in 1711, it happens is June every year. It is the most famous racing event that is opened each day with a royal procession in horse-drawn carriages. It is a major event in the British social calendar where racegoers traditionally wear fine hats and dress that often leads to the outrageous.
Ascot is also a short distance from Windsor Castle, home to The Queen and over 900 years of royal history. Open to the public it is well worth a visit. Remember to book tickets in advance to guarantee entry.
As with many areas across the UK, the area of Ascot has a good mix of schools for all ages.
The village is served by the local Charters School which is the leading state senior school for the area. Independent senior schools in the area include Heathfield School, an all-girls boarding school, as well as the private St George’s School which is famously known as being attended by Princess Beatrice of York. You can also find the Papplewick School, a leading private preparatory school.
Ascot also has an Army Cadet Force unit called 4 Platoon Ascot which is associated with the Irish Guards where the recruits enjoy local parades and skills events.
Getting to and from Ascot is nice and easy as it benefits from may good transport links both on the road and by rail.
It is ideally situated close to many of the UK’s major roads such as the M3, M4, M40 and the M25 Motorways. It is also close by to Heathrow which is great for any international vistors.
Ascot is only a 50 minute train journey from London with services serving London Waterloo. It isn’t just great for London visitors but also boasts South Western Railway services to Ascot from both Reading and Guildford too. The station is fairly central to the town and not far from the racecourse too.