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

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My local park

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Pauline P
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Maidenhead, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
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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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I enjoy going to this garden to relax. I sometimes read my books here too (there's perfect little hidden corners for that). It's especially great in summer. Most of the time, workers from the surrounding business buildings go there and eat their lunch at lunch time. In summer you sometimes get friends or families having mini outside barbecues there as... More 

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Jekyll Island, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Rather well hidden but worth a walk especially in the Spring when the tulips and daffodils are glorious. No traffic in the park and few people so it's a nice peaceful break.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A brass band playing in the bandstand, tea from the cafe, gorgeous sunny afternoon, what better way to spend a lazy afternoon ... I think there are brass bands every Sunday through the summer, get down there and experience a bit of traditional summertime bliss

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Forbury gardens are well tended and have plenty of seating available but also a great place to take a picnic and blanket to sit on the grass. Every Sunday afternoon until mid September then have local bands playing from 3-5pm which makes for a traditional British Sunday afternoon. There is a small cafe nearby for refreshments.

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Address: Between the Forbury and the Forbury Road, Reading, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading

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