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A mainly rural county despite its close proximity to the sprawl of Greater London, Berkshire is famed for its close ties with the British Monarchy, boasting one of the Queen's official residences, Windsor Castle.

The River Thames flows through Berkshire, and the river helps provide much of the county's character. Berkshire is known as Britain's "Silicon Valley" due to the number of high-tech firms in the area. King Alfred, who burned the cakes, was born in Wantage.

County town: Reading

Other major towns: Maidenhead, Windsor, Slough, Newbury, Bracknell

Berkshire Places of Worship

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Source: Wikipedia


Windsor Castle. Submitted by Velma Dinkley

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Register Office

Bracknell Register Office

Easthampstead House
Town Square
RG12 1AG
Tel 01344 352052

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Bracknell Register office supplies handwritten copy certificates.

Reading Register Office

Yeomanry House
Castle Hill
Tel 0118 901 5120

Slough Register Office

The Centre
Farnham Road
Tel 01753 787600

Slough Register Office


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