An idyllic location with key infrastructure
Ascot is an affluent Berkshire town in the Thames Valley located 25 miles west of London, 5 miles from Bracknell and 10 miles from both Staines and Slough.
With easy access to the M3, M4, M25 and M40 motorways, Ascot benefits from excellent road links to surrounding locations including Heathrow & Gatwick Airports, Bracknell, Staines, Windsor and Maidenhead. The town also has a frequent rail service to both Reading and London Waterloo. The average journey time is 27 minutes to Reading and 46 minutes to Waterloo.
Get to know Ascot
Ascot is famous for its royal racecourse, established by Queen Anne in 1711. Since then, the High Street which effectively is the centre of Ascot, evolved into its current form with a mix of shops and food outlets, serving community and visitor needs for convenience, and some specialist shops.
Ascot Racecourse remains a major, world renowned attraction, especially for Royal Ascot. It has close links with the local community and provides a number of community amenities such as the Durning Library and the Golf, Cricket and Football Clubs. It is also a significant local employer.
The surrounding area was historically dominated by large estates and now consists mainly of attractive, leafy residential suburbs and villas in a woodland setting. A recent report in The Sunday Times lists Ascot as one of the top 100 Best Places to live in Britain.