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

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Good place to spend your sunny afternoon

It is actually located in the town centre and can be easily access from the station. It held some events regular, such as the French event in the summer. Good to enjoy a quiet... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Reading, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

It is actually located in the town centre and can be easily access from the station. It held some events regular, such as the French event in the summer. Good to enjoy a quiet afternoon in the park in a sunny day.

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Reading
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

cheap coffee shop, nice place to let the kids run around after a day at the shops. Also had picnics here when the kids were small.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
26 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I often walk through these gardens cutting through to Reading town centre. It has some of my favourite trees in it. A popular place in summer to sit on the grass and listen to the band playing. A lovely English day. It's also packed full of history; Jane Austin went to school near there, King Henry I is buried in... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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26 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I have fond memories of walking through the Forbury Gardens twice a day to and from the train station when I worked in Reading many years ago, and of lingering there over lunch with colleagues on sunny days. I recently visited it for the first time in 20 years and found it as lovely as ever. Spring was just beginning... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Being a resident of Reading, we visit this garden very often...Its nice to visit in summer with Garden full of flowers....nice seasonal flowers....

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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39 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The Forbury gardens are quite small, but contail the largest statue of a lion in the world ( if you discount the Sphinx) In summer there is a small café. The gardens are close to the railway station and town centre and sit in front of the Forbury Hotel

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England
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96 reviews 96 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

A superbly appointed renovated building providing a great in-town location for excellent Full and Complete English Afternoon Tea. Offering an afternoon tea experience comparable to the best of the best in London without the travel.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Very nice park and an easy place for a picnic after stopping at one of the nearby restaurants for food and drink. It is not a very large park but is very pretty and nice for a walk around in a natural area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Why do people always put things down. This was a great event for all the family, with other rinks closing fir periods with the weather I could see they worked hard to keep the rink open every day .Why do all the negative comments not have their facts correct ,ie. the pricing . It was £9 for adults, £7:50 for... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

How did Reading get it SO wrong . It was just the fun fair that had been moved from hills meadow Very over priced and not much to see or do. Why can other towns get it right . Let's see if you can get it right next year.

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