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More than just a traditional English village, Hermitage lies in the heart of the North Wessex Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Before you head into Newbury to explore its stunning castles and stately home, be sure to take one of the paths out of Hermitage into the breath-taking woodlands and countryside that surrounds it.

A stately heritage at Newbury

Hermitage is just a 15-minute drive away from historic Newbury. This market town has plenty of castles and ruins to explore - not least Highclere Castle, the main filming location for Downton Abbey. And if that wasn’t enough stately history for you, you can also visit Nearby Donnington Castle for stunning views over Newbury, or stroll around the grounds of Elizabethan mansion Shaw House.

Don't forget the kids...

Looking for something to entertain your little ones? There’s plenty to see and do in the Hermitage area. Take your intrepid explorers to the Nature Discovery Centre for a day of outdoor adventuring, or visit 4 Kingdoms Farm Adventure Park and get to know the animals. Planning a trip to Hermitage? Travelodge Newbury Chieveley M4 is just a short drive from the village centre, while Nearby Travelodge Newbury London Road is ideally situated at the heart of busy Newbury.