For people moving to Ascot, the lifestyle in the town will be one of its most attractive aspects. Here, new arrivals can enjoy Ascot's country charm while still having easy access to modern conveniences. Read on to find out about this small town's best shopping, arts and culture, and outdoor attractions.

Shopping in Ascot 

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Known for luxury and a high quality of life, Ascot offers a variety of boutiques, independent shops and supermarkets. Most of the shopping in Ascot is centred around the town’s high street, which is home to a few cafés and some clothing, grocery and homeware shops. There are plans to further develop Ascot’s high street, so new arrivals can look forward to a mixed-use development that will see more retailers and housing supply enter the town's market.  

Those looking for a wider range of store options can head to Windsor or Bracknell. Failing that, Ascot offers quick access to London for more extensive shopping.  

Arts and culture in Ascot 

With a history dating back to the 1700s, Ascot is imbued with history, arts and culture. The world-famous Ascot Racecourse should be the first stop for newcomers, as this is the most storied attraction in their new home. Visitors to the Ascot Racecourse can visit The Queen Anne Enclosure to experience the race-day splendour and finish the day off at The Gallery Restaurant.  

Art lovers will be delighted to find that Ascot is also home to several galleries, including Circle Gallery and Ascot Studios. Windsor Castle, the National Gallery and the British Museum are also a short drive away.  

Located in Winkfield Row, Lapland UK is the perfect family fun day out. This Christmas-themed park tells Santa’s story in a four-and-a-half-hour theatrical experience. There is also a toy factory, forest, and magical shops for children to enjoy. 

Sports and outdoor activities in Ascot 

Horse racing by Luis Negron

Fitness enthusiasts and nature lovers in Ascot are blessed with an abundance of beautiful green spaces. The celebrated Windsor Great Park offers scenic cycling and hiking trails, as well as quaint picnic spots.  

Newcomers can also explore the biologically diverse Savill Garden, which was commissioned by George V and designed by Eric Savill and features seasonal displays, woodlands and gardens. Englemere Pond makes for an exciting family walk exploring the woodlands and the pond, while Sunninghill Park and South Ascot Park are great for keeping the kids active.  

Horse lovers are also well catered for in Ascot, with horse racing playing an essential part of the town’s culture. Ascot is also close to the Guards Polo Club, which has strong connections with the royal family, and hosts the prestigious Queens Cup tournament in May and June each year.

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