Windsor Castle, viewed from the Long Walk
Uffington White Horse, sketched by William Plenderleath in The White Horses of the West of England (1892)
Virginia Water Lake on the southern edge of Windsor Great Park
The head of the horse, with sheep grazing around it.
A panoramic view into the Vale; the White Horse is on the right and Dragon Hill centre right
Historic map of Berkshire
White Horse Hill (left) and Dragon Hill (right)
Vale scene, with White Horse Hill on the horizon
The Oracle Corporation campus
The Manger, with the White Horse at centre skyline and Dragon Hill (left)
The Uffington White Horse, as seen from an altitude of about 600 m (2000 ft), from the cockpit of a glider
Slough Trading Estate plays a major part in making Slough an important business centre in South East England
The Manger viewed from the White Horse
Farmland and White Horse Hill
The grandstand at Ascot Racecourse
The Giant's Stair, taken from White Horse Hill
The Select Car Leasing Stadium in Reading
View from Dragon Hill road
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

The figure is situated on the upper slopes of White Horse Hill in the English civil parish of Uffington (in the ceremonial county of Oxfordshire and historic county of Berkshire), some 10 mi east of Swindon, 8 km south of the town of Faringdon and a similar distance west of the town of Wantage; or 2.5 km south of Uffington.

- Uffington White Horse

The hill forms a part of the scarp of the Berkshire Downs and overlooks the Vale of White Horse to the north.

- Uffington White Horse

The name refers to Uffington White Horse, a prehistoric hill figure.

- Vale of White Horse

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

94 (Berkshire Yeomanry) Signal Squadron still keep the Uffington White Horse in their insignia, even though the White Horse is now in Oxfordshire.

- Berkshire

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

Oxfordshire

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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.

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.

The county is divided into five local government districts: Oxford, Cherwell, Vale of White Horse (after the Uffington White Horse), West Oxfordshire and South Oxfordshire, which deal with such matters as town and country planning, waste collection, and housing.

The Downs near Goring-on-Thames

Berkshire Downs

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The Berkshire Downs are a range of chalk downland hills in southern England, part of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Berkshire Downs are a range of chalk downland hills in southern England, part of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Downs near Goring-on-Thames
Eastbury Down, Eastbury
Racehorse on farmland in Lambourn
The Ridgeway (Uffington Castle hillfort in distance on left)

The Berkshire Downs are wholly within the traditional county of Berkshire, although split between the current ceremonial counties of Berkshire and Oxfordshire.

The Berkshire Downs run east–west, with their scarp slope facing north into the Vale of White Horse and their dip slope bounded by the course of the River Kennet.

Prehistoric sites in the Downs include Wayland's Smithy (Neolithic), numerous tumuli (Neolithic or Bronze Age), Uffington White Horse (Bronze Age), Liddington Castle and Uffington Castle (Bronze Age and Iron Age), and Segsbury Camp and Grim's Ditch (Iron Age).