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Forbury Gardens

Between the Forbury and the Forbury Road, Reading, England
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Ranked #7 of 31 Attractions in Reading
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Parks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
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Yateley, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

A nice little oasis of green space in the centre of busy Reading. There isn't a lot to see or do here (apart from marvel at the anotomically incorrect Lion statue), but it is a nice enough place to sit and eat your sandwich at lunchtime.

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England
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11 reviews 11 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Always good food and the atmosphere is the best in the area by far. The staff are extremely attentive and if you want to go somewhere special then I'd highly recommend this venue

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Reading, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Lovely flowers beds, well kept. Lovely area to sit and people watch. Would not think you were so close to the town centre

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Diss, United Kingdom
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227 reviews 227 reviews
126 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

After a walk along the Thames path we walked through the gardens to access the town centre. It was about 6.00 pm but there were still lots of people enjoying all the park has to offer. The lion statue is very impressive and names all the fallen from the first world war from the local Royal Berks regiment, which by... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The Forbury Gardens are as well kept as ever and the lion is worth a visit in his own right. St James' Church and the old primary school are lovely old stone buildings. The walk along the River Thames there with the Abbey Gardens and it's history brings images of Henry VIII disembarking to ones mind. Just a short walk... More

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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241 reviews 241 reviews
8 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

These gardens have hosted a few events recently which have been quite interesting. The music we heard was good,and it was played on a sunny day, so that worked out well. It is a little calm haven in the the busy town centre of reading. It is also close to a great restaurant (forburys) - so you can have a... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
13 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My daughter used to go to the nursery. We got married in the hotel. Had a few disappointing meals in Carluccios - thought not in years - it was that bad! The war memorial tells you that history does repeat itself. Love it.

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Everett, WA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Berkshire Maiwand Memorial--aka the Maiwand Lion--VERY impressive. Commemorates the sacrifice of all but 8 men from the Berkshire regiment in the battle of Maiwand, 2nd Afghan War. Lovely gardens, very near high street and rail station.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

great place to hangout and I love the weekly events which normally goes in summer; the coffee house stays closed most of the time which I would love to see open

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Halden Municipality, Norway
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Little but nice place in the middle of traffic and noice. Locals used it too. Many informationborads about Reading and the gardens past. Very interesting.

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