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Bracknell is a town and civil parish in the Borough of Bracknell Forest in Berkshire, England.
It lies 11 miles (18 km) to the east of Reading, 9 miles (14 km) south of Maidenhead, 10 miles (16 km) southwest of Windsor, 16 miles (26 km) northwest of Guildford and 34 miles (55 km) west of central London.
An early form of the town's name, Brakenhale, still survives as the name of one of its schools.
Wednesday 2 July – TEDDY BEARS PICNIC at Jocks Lane Recreation Ground, Off Binfield Road, Bracknell. A fun day out for pre-school children, attractions included in the admission price include bouncy castles, circus workshops, and pet’s corner, Punch and Judy and Swing Boats.
The urban area has absorbed parts of many local outlying areas including Warfield, Winkfield and Binfield, and is itself, along with Binfield, a component of the Greater London Urban Area as defined by the ONS.
The name Bracknell is first recorded in a Winkfield Boundary Charter of AD 942 as Braccan heal, and may mean "Nook of land belonging to a man called Bracca", from the Old English Braccan (genitive singular of a personal name) + heal, healh (a corner, nook or secret place).
The town has a population of 77,256 and is twinned with the German city of Leverkusen.
The town is surrounded, on the east and south, by Swinley Woods and Crowthorne Woods.
Other surviving old pubs are the Red Lion and the Bull, all timber-framed and dating from before the 18th century.