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Forbury Gardens

Between the Forbury and the Forbury Road, Reading, England
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Ranked #7 of 32 Attractions in Reading
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Parks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
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Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Parks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors

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Berkshire
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112 reviews 112 reviews
21 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

There may be cynical people out there but the council are trying hard with the ice rink and associated attractions. Nice place to take the family but avoid weekends when it versus.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Nothing to dislike ....well kept park .and well used ..for festivals,art and craft stalls..winter wonder land l can't wait to go .....all my family travel from all over to go with me ...ages from baby to over 60 and we all enjoy our time there ...you can take a walk down by the water and see the boats too... mc... More 

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San Diego, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Lion memorial in honor of the men from Reading who lost their lives in Afghanistan, 1878 -1880, was decorated with poppy wreaths in honor of Armistice Day.

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Yateley, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
163 helpful votes 163 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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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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248 reviews 248 reviews
8 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
13 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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