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Nice place to relax with a coffee

We didn't honestly find much to do in reading in January, but the park was a nice place to chill... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Georgette J
Beautiful quaint park

This park really is a nice centerpiece to Reading town centre. Probably could/should be leveraged a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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“lion statue” (17 reviews)
“maiwand lion” (15 reviews)
“town centre” (24 reviews)
Between the Forbury and the Forbury Road, Reading, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We didn't honestly find much to do in reading in January, but the park was a nice place to chill out with a takeaway coffee, and the lion statue is particularly impressive. There is also one just outside the park of a winner of the...More

Thank Georgette J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This park really is a nice centerpiece to Reading town centre. Probably could/should be leveraged a bit more than it is.

Thank DCSmith
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walking distance from train station. Beautiful little park with plenty of history. Great place to just sit and unwind. Next to Abbey Ruins. The Maiwand Lion statue is located here.

Thank MommaAmp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Forbury gardens Reading Berkshire is a nice place to visit for a stroll around or just to sit down and watch the world go by. It’s very old with its statue, plus a really well kept garden.

Thank busbylewis
Reviewed 19 October 2017

It's a quiet and nice place, I've seen it quickly but I recommend that and I'll go there again dedicating some more time to it for a walk.

Thank Pier Francesco M
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Well maintained historic, relaxational and respectful place. Maintenance seems to be supported by Community Payback...some individuals seemed really engaged with the task, others not at all.

Thank Jock M
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Nice to find such a nice open space within the town centre where you can sit quietly and watch the world go by on a sunny day. Gardens,statues and structures well maintained,

Thank JamesTiberiusKirk1
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We go to the park quite a few times during the summer, on a sunday there are bands that play in the bandstand, there is a small cafe for soft drinks, tea/coffee etc.

Thank wendy b
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Just been for a walk around the garden and a nice coffee at the coffee shop beautiful garden nice and quiet plenty of seating and then the band stand did not stay for the band that's was setting up but will return very nice

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Very peaceful, well kept Gardens. Lots of seating areas. It was a beautiful day weatherwise so saw the gardens at their best.

Thank mes1950
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9 October 2017|
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Response from TrevorWallid | Reviewed this property |
At Forbury Gardens? It's a public garden, so just walk around and enjoy its beauty. If you want specific tips about other bits of Reading, feel free to ask - I live here.