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Address: Reading Centre, Reading, England
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Considering this is the site of the burial of Henry 1, and they are looking to find his remains ala Richard 3, this area need money and effort applied to it by the council. Most... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2015
Paul S
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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can spend hours there, and barely see anyone else on some days ! brilliant if you want a quiet place to relax, read or simply think . Fabulously romantic too, I loved going there with my boyfriend before we left Reading. Amazing that this place doesn't get crowded.. I guess people simply do not realise it is ther

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1 Thank JennyEN3
Reading, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A nice quiet place to relax in the centre of reading is part or the forbury gardens . used to go here with girlfriends to sit and chat and get away from the hustle and bustle of town.

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1 Thank Lenny A
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Unless you like looking at flint walls and have a very vivide imagatantion it's not worth a visit trust me

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1 Thank Magpie1965
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28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Considering this is the site of the burial of Henry 1, and they are looking to find his remains ala Richard 3, this area need money and effort applied to it by the council. Most areas cannot be accessed because they are too dangerous (risk of falling stones). Could be a real draw for the town with some effort and... More 

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Thank Paul S
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 842 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Situated in the heart of Reading , the ruins are a wonderfully historic location set on the banks of the Kennet and Avon Canal. Waterside is very calming. The ruins themselves are set in lawns and walkways where their full might and splendour can be appreciated.

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Thank Nins_12
Reading, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

The place where King Henry I is buried, the head abbott was tried for treason and a site that was of massive power and financial influence. Jane Austin went to school around there and what was the abbey grounds that is now the old prison is where Oscar Wilde went to prison for being homosexual. All in a few square... More 

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Thank Attilio74
London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

This use to be open to the public but closed in 2009 due to a need for restoration. Walked past recently and is sad to see that it is still shut. This is a truly peaceful place with plenty of heritage and history behind it. It really contrasts from the nearby hustle and bustle of the town centre nearby. Reading... More 

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2 Thank Martin S
Greater London, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

currently closed and unable to view except from raised area behind the gates. sign says needs city plan and monies to restore and make safe

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1 Thank Baxterp
Funchal, Portugal
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

The best place for pictures, just felt in love instantly, and will be back in less than a month, and just looking forward to

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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438 reviews
272 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

These are lovely ruins....don't understand why they are closed off to visitors.....come on Reading council, shake a leg and get on with whatever you are doing.

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