This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Bracknell. To help you make friends with Bracknell before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Bracknell is a small town in Berkshire, England. It is located in the south, near Bagshot and Wokingham. Called the “heart of Berkshire,” it is far from the nearest highway but not completely isolated. Bracknell is one of the best places to visit if you want a taste of life in a small English town. If you are entering the town by train, the train station is the first place to visit.
This station was built in 1975 and features some interesting, older architecture. Upon entering the city, booking yourself a bed and breakfast or finding a hostel to stay in is easy enough. To experience the most that Bracknell has to offer, hostels are your best choice. Cottages and other homestays are great options as well, as they allow you to experience life in the small town as it was meant to be.
From your hostel, the first place to visit is Sandhurst. This military complex is the training ground for the SAS and much of Britain’s Royal Armed Forces. Located only six miles to the south of the town center, it is also where the British monarchy’s family sends their sons and daughters to train for military service. Be careful not to trespass on the property without a guide.
Fish and chips, the quintessential English food, is available at a number of places in town, most of which provide fresh fare for very affordable prices. You can also experience diverse food at the bars and restaurants around the city.
In terms of architecture, there are many houses located in and around the main part of the town that are examples of construction and design from the early 1970s. There are also many fountains located in town, including the famed example in the middle of Charles Square.
Last, but definitely not the least, is the forest near Bracknell. You can wander into the woods for a lovely day out. Hike through the area and have a picnic in a clearing. The forest is a good way to get in touch with nature while in Bracknell.
Written by local enthusiast for Bracknell hostelsJakob Lombardi