Windsor Castle, viewed from the Long Walk
Long Alley Almshouses next to St Helen's parish church
Virginia Water Lake on the southern edge of Windsor Great Park
County Hall, completed in 1680
Historic map of Berkshire
A panoramic view into the Vale; the White Horse is on the right and Dragon Hill centre right
Abingdon Bridge spans the River Thames. It was built in 1416 and much altered in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.
The Oracle Corporation campus
Vale scene, with White Horse Hill on the horizon
The Long Gallery at Abingdon Abbey
Slough Trading Estate plays a major part in making Slough an important business centre in South East England
The Uffington White Horse, as seen from an altitude of about 600 m (2000 ft), from the cockpit of a glider
St Helen's parish church from across the Thames
The grandstand at Ascot Racecourse
Farmland and White Horse Hill
Children running for a bun in 2006
The Select Car Leasing Stadium in Reading
A sign in Abingdon-on-Thames’ town centre showing directions to nearby locations
King Edward III of England
Catherine, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge
Ricky Gervais

It was historically a north-west projection of Berkshire.

- Vale of White Horse

Historically the county town of Berkshire, since 1974 Abingdon has been administered by the Vale of White Horse district within Oxfordshire.

- Abingdon-on-Thames

The historic county, therefore, includes territory that is now administered by the Vale of White Horse and parts of South Oxfordshire in Oxfordshire, but excludes Caversham, Slough and five less populous settlements in the east of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

- Berkshire

The towns of Abingdon, Didcot, Faringdon, Wallingford and Wantage were transferred to Oxfordshire, the six places joining came from Buckinghamshire.

- Berkshire

The towns (and predecessor urban districts) are, in size order, Abingdon, Faringdon and Wantage.

- Vale of White Horse
Windsor Castle, viewed from the Long Walk

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Brasenose Lane in Oxford city centre, a street onto which three colleges back.

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Landlocked county in the far west of the government statistical region of South East England.

Landlocked county in the far west of the government statistical region of South East England.

Brasenose Lane in Oxford city centre, a street onto which three colleges back.
The University of Oxford's Chemistry Research Laboratory.
The Abbey, Sutton Courtenay, a ‘textbook’ example of the English medieval manor house.
Wantage Market Place

The ceremonial county borders Warwickshire to the north-west, Northamptonshire to the north-east, Buckinghamshire to the east, Berkshire to the south, Wiltshire to the south-west and Gloucestershire to the west.

As well as the city of Oxford, other centres of population are Banbury, Bicester, Kidlington and Chipping Norton to the north of Oxford; Carterton and Witney to the west; Thame and Chinnor to the east; and Abingdon-on-Thames, Wantage, Didcot, Wallingford and Henley-on-Thames to the south.

All its zones south of the Thames: the Vale of White Horse and parts of South Oxfordshire were within the historic county of Berkshire, including the highest point, the 261 m White Horse Hill.