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Address: Between the Forbury and the Forbury Road, Reading, England
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good spot to relax

small gardens but can sit in the shade or sun and relax for a while. noisy traffic but still quite a nice spot to just sit . toilets and café on site and only 2 mins from shop in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Reading, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Was so lovely meeting my girlfriend after work or at lunch to sit and eat food in the beautiful Forbury Gardens. It's perfect if you want somewhere local to wile away the hours.

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Reading, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

small gardens but can sit in the shade or sun and relax for a while. noisy traffic but still quite a nice spot to just sit . toilets and café on site and only 2 mins from shop in town.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Lovely place to chill out , eat lunch, meet friends and in the centre of reading, worth taking a look at the abbey remains

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Lovely views , the sculpture is great! This park is great for relaxation, and also for fun.we all love the nature and the beutiful flowers.

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Maidenhead, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Bandstand, biggest lion you will see (war memorial) occasional Tango and other spontanious events in the Bandstand.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

There are two sides to this park - opt for the one with the hill and fountain as it's always way less busy! Come to relax and have a good walk around. This garden is always well cared for and you almsot always see people tending to it. People come here to walk their dogs, grab a wrap, do some... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Used to go here few years back and stopped as started seeing drunk and drugged teenagers hanging about. Was great to see it has had work done to it and is once again a lovely place to sit around in or take a stroll through. There is a kiosk here that serves drinks etc.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

It's a park. What can I say. One statue (the famous wonky Reading lion where the artist did the legs wrong). One tea shack that may or may not be open. A few benches.

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The weather really made my experience as it was a lovely warn and sunny day. This is a lovely rural spot in the middle of the town centre ideal for lunchtime breaks, picnics or general relaxation from the hustle and bustle of the town centre. We popped over at lunchtime to sit an enjoy our lunch in the sun. Many... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Nice Morning in Forbury Gardens, looking around the Few French stalls that were there. Went for a Tea & a Coffee in the Cafe in Forbury Gardens, the Tea was okay but £1.50 for a coffee.Turned out it was just colored hot water hardly any coffee in it at all.

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