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Forbury Gardens

Between the Forbury and the Forbury Road, Reading, England
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Ranked #11 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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Everett, WA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 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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Reading, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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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28 reviews 28 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
95 helpful votes 95 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
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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