"Crowthorne, Berkshire, England" Crowthorne by easyoar

Crowthorne Travel Guide: 15 reviews and 14 photos

This page is currently under construction. Well it was, but that first sentence kind of sums up Crowthorne. Who ever is responsible for the town planning in Crowthorne deserves to be shot. Whatever character central Crowthorne had is being rapidly eroded by horrendous planning decisions. Any chance to bulldoze a nice house is taken, and soulless apartments are springing up at a rate of knots in their place. This even goes for the High Street. Another dodgy planning decision was to demolish a garage and build a Lidl Supermarket in its place. Have they got no pride? There is already one perfectly good supermarket on the High Street. Who needs one of the most down-market supermarkets in exstence on the High Street?

For me the picture here sums up Crowthorne perfectly. Slash and burn and destroy the Town Centre, and it is all being done with the approval of the Town Planners.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Small sleepy village in Berkshire, near Broadmoor
  • Cons:Not much to do, appartments being built everywhere
  • In a nutshell:Little to do except go and see Broadmoor and visit a pub
  • Last visit to Crowthorne: Oct 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Feb 6, 2009 at 8:43 AM

    This pub is my local, and I like it well enough. OK, so it's quiet - Crowthorne is a little more than a village, after all, but if all you want is a peaceful drink and perhaps some pub food, it's fine.

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    Jul 22, 2006 at 1:09 PM

    OK, I know Fawlty Towers, but I had never heard of Only Fools and Horses. Also never heard of Californian Redwood Trees in Britain. Nor was I aware of Broadmoor Hospital. So this page has been very useful for my remedial education about the U.K.

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    May 6, 2006 at 1:44 AM

    Your devotion to VT is stunning - sneaking in the dark to take a picture of Wellington College - well, well... Your tips show a lot of insider knowledge of the place, which is invaluable. And the photos are just great.

  • rexvaughan's Profile Photo
    Nov 6, 2005 at 1:51 PM

    LOL. Now you can become the 'Mad Doctor of Crowthorne" on VT. Hope he wa of some help to kymbanm.

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    Nov 6, 2005 at 12:35 PM

    Rex told me about your page after we discussed books on one of the fourms ... thanks for your info on Broadmoor :)

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    Jul 15, 2005 at 6:10 PM

    Hmm, I might end up at Broadmoor if I spend too many hours up late infront of the computer!

  • ATXtraveler's Profile Photo
    Jul 13, 2005 at 5:28 AM

    Thanks for the info... was the Duke the one responsible for Beef Wellington?

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    Jun 5, 2005 at 2:30 PM

    Your paean to Crowthorne is splendid indeed! I shall either call in at the Corus...or get myself committed.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Apr 25, 2005 at 1:36 PM

    Very interesting tips and stories, especially that one on Broadmoor Hospital and on Only Fools and Horses , I didn't know.

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Apr 18, 2005 at 4:43 AM

    Crowthorne looks like a yawner. Simon's Woods looks nice though. Lori.

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