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Population: 30000
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Earley in Berkshire has changed much over recent years, far more in the last century than it had over the preceding millennium. A mere hamlet or two when William the Conqueror had the Domesday Book prepared, it remained small until the 19th century, with a population of fewer than 500 in mid-century. Even in the 1930s it was home to fewer than 1000 residents. But either side of WWII it began to expand rapidly. The potential for growth was boosted with the arrival of the railway in 1863 which still serves the place today. Growth accelerated further in the late 1970s and beyond with the housing development of Lower Earley. In terms of governance Earley became a town in its own right in 1974, but some still see it as a suburb of Reading into which it flows westward. Evidence of older housing can be seen as you travel about the town, though the old manor made way for houses in 1960. Its lake remains, now a popular fishing spot and a place to observe birdlife including cormorants, ducks, geese and swans. Intelligent planning means a pleasant network of old paths remains to serve pedestrians and cyclists within the town. As would be expected of a place housing over 30000 it has a variety of schools, wide selection of shops, and the hostelries and eateries required by a prosperous area. Train services to Waterloo and Reading are accessed at either Earley or nearby Winnersh stations; and the M4 is a matter of minutes away.


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Elmhurst Hotel (0.27 miles)

Elmhurst Hotel

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All bedrooms are spacious, have a modern outlook and wall to wall carpeting. Each one is equipped with a wash hand basin, razor point, colour television and telephones. We also ... More

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Brackenhurst Hotel (0.49 miles)

Brackenhurst Hotel
A quaint and cozy accommodation in historic Reading, the Brackenhurst Guesthouse is a wonderful home base. Its 2-star facilities and 8 comfortable bedrooms are close to the town centre and 1 minute walk from Reading ... More | visit website
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Shepherds House Inn (1.27 miles)

Shepherds House Inn

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The Shepherds House Inn is a popular local family run public house near Reading. We specialise in real ales home cooked foods and offering reasonably priced bed & breakfast accommodation. ... More

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Donnington House Hotel (1.38 miles)

Donnington House Hotel

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The Donnington House Hotel is ideally situated close to Junction 10 (a329 motorway) and Junction 11 of the m4. 20 minute walk from Reading Town Centre and main line railway station. ... More

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Hillingdon Prince (1.62 miles)

Hillingdon Prince

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Located one mile from the city centre, this distinctive Victorian hotel with a bar and restaurant is within walking distance of the university and Royal Berkshire Hospital. A privately owned and managed ... More

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Holiday Inn Reading (1.63 miles)

Holiday Inn Reading
New 2 AA 4 Star Merit luxury hotel located in Winnersh Triangle adjacent to the Train Station (direct link to London) and within close proximity of the M4, Reading, Bracknell & Wokingham. Offering 174 luxuriously ... More | visit website
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Alternative Hotels (1.85 miles)

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Combining designer chic with sophisticated technology our designer serviced apartments make staying away from home a real pleasure. Alternertive Hotels are the original boutique serviced apartments ... More

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Platinum Apartments (1.86 miles)

Platinum Apartments

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Modern, spacious serviced apartments. Fully furnished and equipped to high standards with everything required for a comfortable stay. Just 5 minutes walk from the town centre. Ideally located whether travelling ... More

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Quadrant Apartments (1.87 miles)

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Quadrant Apartments offer one bedroom serviced accommodation in a modern and gated development. Each apartment is fully furnished & equipped, with seperate kitchen, lounge, bedroom & bathroom. The price ... More

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The Faculty Serviced Apartments (1.89 miles)

The Faculty Serviced Apartments
Situated on the outskirts of Central Reading, The Faculty is ideally located whether you are traveling for business or pleasure. Whilst within easy reach of the town centre and local business parks, it is ... More | visit website

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