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Forbury Gardens

Between the Forbury and the Forbury Road, Reading, England
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Ranked #10 of 41 Attractions in Reading
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Gardens, Parks
Traveler Description: Forbury Gardens is a public open space adjacent to Reading town centre, to the east of the Chruch of St Lawrence. The Gardens were laid out in... more »
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Reading, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Been there with my fiancé and our dog and we just took some lunch with us. After eating we went laying down on the lawn enjoying a great sunny day on a very nice and quite park to relax.

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Blagnac, France
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I first encountered the Forbury Gardens 42 years ago when I came to work in Reading in a nearby office and in the good weather I would sit there and eat my sandwiches. I am glad to say that 42 years on it has lost none of its charm and tranquillity and the awful scheme in the early to mid-1970s... More

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Woodley, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

A great place to relax from the hussle and bussle of Reading. Enjoy a pleasant walk around and see the pond newly stocked with fish.

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Doha, Qatar
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180 reviews 180 reviews
79 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

If you're looking for somewhere to have a picnic or have your lunch at work, this is a really pretty spot

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Small and intimate, pretty...on a sunny day an hour spent with a book, newspaper and a coffee is well worth it....maybe an ice cream? There's a little shop right there....

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England UK
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11 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Well laid out and very pleasant on a warm summer's day. Bandstand (with live music); snack kiosk; and the famous Forbury Lion statue of course! Within easy reach of the town centre and station it is a nice spot - Reading could do with more like this.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I really enjoy coming here, especially on Sunday's when there is a band playing. It's always neat and tidy and a relaxing place to be.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Nice greeny quite place for relaxing, eating, and reading. Note: the coffe shop seems open only rarly. Get what you need from the Market Place.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Well groomed gardens and a safe haven. I'm at Forbury gardens a lot due to our office location and never feel unsafe or nervous walking through the pathways - even at night on my own. Worth a visit if you want to relax and enjoy the view.

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Reading
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

These gardens are a joy in the heart of the town. Lots of space, excellent flower beds and the Maiwand Lion war memorial. Great place to chill out, have lunch or just let the world slip by

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