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Address: Between the Forbury and the Forbury Road, Reading, England

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Pleasant to visit on a sunny day!

Nothing better to visit this lovely garden if the sun is shinning. There a coffee/ice-cream facility and the benches are not enough if you plan to sit... Better to take a blanket... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Ana C
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Slough, England, United Kingdom
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Slough, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nothing better to visit this lovely garden if the sun is shinning. There a coffee/ice-cream facility and the benches are not enough if you plan to sit... Better to take a blanket and sit in the grass. The kids can play and run around enjoying the fresh air. During the week there are several professionals making the most of their... More 

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Thank Ana C
Reading, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

a long established green space that was the outer courtyard of Reading abbey .Now presented as a formal garden, it is a quiet green space in Reading Town centre,

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Kenya
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is unusual to find a lion in Reading. Some research will reveal that the person responsible for this statue was also unfamiliar with how a lion proceeds.

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Thank Guilfybear
Reading, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love how people seem to slow down in Forbury Gardens, the flowers are so pretty and well arranged ornamentally, the lion statue is so imposing, the band stand so pretty and lots of groups of people see to always be in a good mood there, the benches are invinting and you can sit there and have your lunch and... More 

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Thank Tania C
Reading, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Pretty flower beds, historic fountain and next to the ruins of an abbey founded in 1121. Henry II was buried by the high altar, which is now beneath the adjacent car park of Reading Gaol, built in the 1840s. Events are sometimes held here. A lion statue stands here, erected to the soldiers of the Royal Berkshire Regiment who were... More 

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Wiener Neustadt, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Relaxation after the purchase of Forbury Gardens, because there is cozy for the kids too, not just boring shopping in stores. It was a good idea Forbury Garden ice rink, which was not too big, but still enjoyed the kids.

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Thank Traveler_4season
Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Nice, clean open space for a picnic or relaxing in the park. There's also a small cafe kiosk in the summer, and sometimes an ice cream van as well. It's a 5 minute walk from the Oracle Shopping Centre so easily accessible, but is surprisingly quiet. It's also used for various cultural events during the year, such as a Bastille... More 

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Thank Kittyn101
Tilehurst, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Very expensive! The ice was not level!! The rides were over very quickly and if there are 2 of you that's £6.00 blown very quickly. Got banged in head from a round MDF board dangling at head height? Not so bad if the miserable stall owner had wrapped foam around it but I was looking out for the family and... More 

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Thank Yaanvisitor
Reading, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Utterly rubbish!!! Sold as a lovely Christmas experience with stalls and rides. It's just a very expensive fun fair with miserable owners charging on average£2or£3 pounds power person to do hook a duck etc which when you have three children gets very expensive!!! There were two stalls just setting sweets, it wasn't Christmassy at all just exploiting money at an... More 

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

A good place to visit for few hours and good for children to have a small picnic with parents. The park is small!

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