The town of Bracknell sits in the Bracknell Forest Borough and is 48 kilometres to the west of London. Bracknell is bordered by the Swinley and Crowthorne Woods. The town is in the place of former parishes Warfield, Winkfield, Binfield, and Easthampstead.
The main transport in Bracknell is by rail. There are two rail stations in Bracknell- Bracknell Station and Martins Heron. Both are along the Waterloo to Reading Line of South West Trains routing. The town location makes it a main centre for commute between Reading and London. The town is also linked to the surrounding cities by the M3 and M4 as the town sits at the end of the A329 motorway at the junctions of the two. Busses to Bracknell are run by Thames Travel and by Courtney Coaches. There are several car hire agencies that hire cars in and around Bracknell, as well as the ones from the nearby airports of Gatwick Airport, Heathrow Airport, and London City Airport. Car hire at Heathrow Airport is often the most favourable option as this airport is just 13 miles from Bracknell. The best way to get good car hire deals is to look on the internet at the various agencies’ websites. Many offer early booking deals, specials, and online discounts that can be beneficial when looking for budget holiday travel. Compare the rates of a few agencies before settling on one to ensure the best prices.
Bracknell town has a number of great sites. The mansion at South Hill Park is home to a large arts centre called The Wilde Theatre after the famed poet and writer Oscar Wilde. Many movies and television shows have filmed at Bracknell. Movie and television fans enjoy traversing the city in search of sights from their favourite shows. The film Time Bandits was filmed at Birch Hill and Harry Potter, and the Philosopher’s Stone was filmed in Martins Heron. The popular detective show, Pie in the Sky, is filmed in Bracknell, though the town is actually “Laxton” for film purposes. Other films such as the 1972 Sean Connery film, The Offence, and the 1991 Roger Daltry film, Buddy’s Song, also feature the beauty of Bracknell as a backdrop.