It is situated in the West Berkshire district, near to the Berkshire-Hampshire border approximately south east of Newbury, its post town. Other places located close by include Aldermaston and Brimpton. The village is situated near the River Enborne.
The area largely consists of the Wasing Estate which was purchased in 1759 by the London nautical publisher John Mount. He built the mansion Wasing Place, completed in 1770, which became the home of his descendants the MPs, William Mount, William George Mount and Sir William Mount. The house was rebuilt after a fire in 1945.
For four consecutive years, the Wasing Estate has played host to The Glade Festival, an electronic dance music festival which originally started out as a stage at Glastonbury Festival. The annual festival takes place over three days in the summer and attracted around 13,000 people in 2005.