East Garston is surely one of the prettiest villages in the Berkshire Downs with the River Lambourn running through it and its many picturesque old cottages and houses, especially in Front Street, one of the two roads running through the village. Thatched roofs, flint walling, red brick and timber framing are in abundance.

On the other side of the river is the other village road, rather imaginatively called Back Street. An unusual feature in the village is the individual bridges crossing the river to access some of the properties. All these features combine to make East Garston a very attractive village.

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The parish church is the Church of All Saints, which is approached along a short drive through the grounds of the adjacent Manor Farm, is Late Norman of flint, with a later south aisle and porch and a north chancel chapel. The church was heavily restored by the Victorians and little of the original building remains visible apart from the Norman door inside the south porch.

There is also a Friends Meeting House in the village.

East Garston lies mainly just off the road between Great Shefford and Lambourn in The Valley of the Racehorse about 3 miles south-east of Lambourn and 7 miles north-east of Hungerford.

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