If you have no idea what the title is all about, then you are almost certainly not British!Only Fools and Horses is a classic BBC comedy programme that has been made for decades and is held in very high affection by British people (maybe even more so that Fawlty Towers). I'm not sure how well travelled the show is, but it features two brothers (one...more
To anyone in the UK, Broadmoor is infamous. Apparently, it is (was) the first custom-built criminal lunatic asylum in the world and received its first patients in 1863.The building itself is classically Victorian, although very recently building work has hidden some of this. The hospital houses about 500 men, and 120 women.The book, the 'Surgeon of...more
This church (St Johns) is situated along Wellington Road, which starts at the end of the High Street near the Fire Station. From there head off towards the Railway Station (you would need to join Dukes Ride if you really were going to the Station), but St Johns will be on your righthand side after a minute to twos walk.It's a quaint enough church,...more
Although it is not possible for the normal tourist to go inside Broadmoor to visit (would you want to???), it does leave you wondering what the insides of the place look like (there is a great big wall around the outside, so it is difficult to get too much idea!).However the Social Services Department is just outside the walls, and this probably...more
One of my favourite spots in the local area. Wellingtonia Avenue consists of around 100 Californian Redwood trees and was planted in 1863 to commemorate the Duke of Wellington.Around 20 years ago a fungus threatened to wipe out the trees, and one died, but fortunately the rest were saved.Even if you just drive down the road (Welligtonia Avenue), it...more
Wellington College is a private school (read expensive fee paying school) that is located of Dukes Ride in Crowthorne, very close to the station.The architecture of the building is stunning, although most people don't get to see it. Being a private school, most people don't bother to even try and go in to the grounds. However there is a very good...more
Really you won't be going to Crowthorne for the nightlife, as your choice of what to do will be severly limited to going to one of a handful of pubs, one of a handful of restuarants or going to the bar of the only large hotel in Crowthorne.
This Pub is nowadays called The Prince. If memory serves me well, it used to be called the Prince Alfred a few years back.
Dress Code: It's a old fashioned pub in a bit of a backwater town! Provided you're actually wearing clothes, they'll probably let you in...
Your best bet for getting to Crowthorne is by car (preferably not in a 3 wheel invalid carriage!)As Crowthorne is a small town/village, they try and encourage people to visit as much as they can. To my knowledge, there aren't actually any pay carparks at all, they are all FREE!A few places where you park on the street, there are time limits, but I...more
Crowthorne is a little bit out of the way. It does have a Railway Station. This station is permanently unmanned (so you get the idea that it is not a mainline station!)Most trains don't stop, so make sure you consult a timetable before trying to catch a train there. Wokingham is one stop away in the Reading direction. From Wokingham, London...more
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As the name implies, this is more Finchampstead than Crowthorne. However it is actually closer to Crowthorne Station than Crowthorne High Street is!Finchampstead Ridges is a 60 acre common that has heather and bracken and numerous trees growing on it. Due to its elevated position, it has great views into Hampshire and Surrey and also the River...more
An area of outstanding natural beauty which has a carpark just off of Wellingtonia Avenue. There are very picturesque woods and a very pretty lake which looks very good at sunset (the attached picture was taken shortly before sunset). The best way to see it is to stroll through the woods and walk around the lake, just taking your...more
The sports centre provides for many sports, including basketball, squash, football, hockey, badminton, tennis, trampolining and all sorts of other activities. They run a host of courses including yoga, archery, and loads of other things. There is also a weights room. Whetever is needed for the sport you want to do!more
Morgan Park Recreation Ground has a childrens playground at the end against the High Street. It then has a big field where you frequently see Football games being played at the weekend.The behind the football pitch there is a basketball court. Apart from when organised matches are being played, it is pretty much just turn up and play, and the the...more