With beautiful landscapes, lovely homes, excellent schools, and good transport connections into London, Berkshire is a wonderful choice for families with members who work in London but desire the amenities of country life. The Royal County of Berkshire is home to Windsor Castle as well as the bases of many information technology businesses. It is bordered by the Thames in its northeast, and offers rolling countryside, market towns, and villages with traditional pubs at their centres. Berkshire is prime horse country, and the landscape is also ideal for walking and cycling. Berkshire offers country houses, manors, farms, detached family homes, and cottages.