Newbury is situated in the town of Berkshire on the River Kennet. Many of the buildings in this quaint town date back to the 17th century. The town is well known for the racecourse that is located there, Newbury Racecourse, which is visited by many throughout the racing season. Other places of interest in Newbury include the Corn Exchange, the West Berkshire Museum, St. Nicolas' Church, the Falkland Memorial, Donnington Castle, Highclere Castle and the Watermill Theatre. Newbury is well equipped for visitors with numerous hotels and eateries as well as a variety of different shops.
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Newbury is a town that is located in the county of Berkshire. The town of Newbury is located along the River Kennet and the Kennet and Avon Canal. This town features a vast amount of buildings that date back to the seventeenth century. The town of Newbury is best known for its horse racing and the racecourse that it has. This town also has a former airbase, which is located at Greenham Common.
The town of Newbury has a population of thirty two thousand and the size of the town is continuing to increase. Newbury plays a major part within the commercial and retail centre of West Berkshire.
In 1963 Newbury twinned up with the area of Braunfels that is located in Germany. In 1970 the town twinned up with Bagnols-sue-Ceze, which is an area in France. A few years later in 1974 the town also twinned up with Eeklo, which is a town in Belgium, and then more recently in 2003 the town of Newbury twinned with Feltre, which is an area in Italy.
The town of Newbury plays a vital part within the commercial and industrial sector and the town is home to the headquarters of a lot of major firms that includes one of the biggest mobile phone network operators which is known as Vodafone. Vodafone is one of the main employers within the town and it employs over six thousand people. The town is also home to the headquarters of the pharmaceutical company that is known as Bayer AG. The Newbury Racecourse is one of the major courses that are featured on the horseracing calendar within Britain.
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