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Terry's Reading Walkabouts

Reading, United Kingdom
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About Terry's Reading Walkabouts
PLEASE DO NOT TURN UP BEFORE BOOKING WITH ME BY PHONE OR E-Mail FIRST. Whether visiting Reading UK, recently moved to the area or lived here all your life, my easy guided walking tours explain about its beginning, Rivers/Canal, Stories, re-opened Abbey history, Forbury gardens, Reading Gaol, Glorious Revolution of 1688, WW2 Air Raid, The 5 B’s inc. what was the world’s biggest biscuit factory, Shopping & Restaurants etc. Suitable for adults & children (those aged over 5 can have a Free Quiz for 5-10 & 10-15 year olds ). I can normally conduct walkabouts on most Tuesdays, Thursday & some Saturday or Sunday mornings. Other days & times maybe available, providing that I am free on that day & you give me enough notice. Start time is normally 10am. Customised walks can often be arranged. 2nd Walkabout added - covers Reading's proud Theatre, Cinema, Religious & Retail heritage, plus Thames River & Caversham. In 2018 2 special Famous/Not-so-Famous Women of Reading Walkabouts have been add.
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Paul A wrote a review Oct 18
Reading, United Kingdom1 contribution
This morning I went on Terry's Reading architecture tour with my wife and two friends. We really enjoyed it and found Terry's stories informative and entertaining. I heard about his walks through facebook and wish I had known sooner as I'm looking forward to arranging our next one with Terry, once this coronavirus pause is over. The tour was approx. two and half hours and we covered a lot of ground, taking in many of Reading's historical buildings. Terry was very friendly and welcoming - and delivered lots of information but in a relaxed way. Highly recommend! Thanks Terry - can't wait for the next one, Paul
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from TerryD2115, Owner at Terry's Reading Walkabouts
Responded yesterday
Thank you Paul, Your group, were all great company and very appreciative, I felt like we were friends by the end and I can't wait to we can join up again on another different Themed Walkabout. Also nice to know I got the content and delivery about right. Please all keep safe!
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debs19642701 wrote a review Oct 16
Reading, United Kingdom31 contributions11 helpful votes
Very interesting walkabout - Terry is very informative & friendly- his research on this tour is superb, a lot to see & learn in 2 hours thoroughly enjoyed every minute, I’m born & bred Reading and learnt a lot this evening. Thank you Terry we will definitely book another tour with you. Can’t wait to read your book Readings influential women. 5*
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from TerryD2115, Owner at Terry's Reading Walkabouts
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you Debs, you, your sister Tina & Mike helped very much to make it special. My guided walks arre only as good as my audience, and that was very much the case last night. Please book another Theme/Route when Covid19 has settled down again. I look forward to it! Thanks also for buying my book that has been 2 years in the making.
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Johnrock100 wrote a review Oct 11
Gran Canaria, Spain14 contributions2 helpful votes
A great two hours finding out about hidden gems in Reading that I didn’t know about. Great knowledge and well researched by Terry! He constantly updates his tours and research and has a real passion for his subject! Recommended for young and old, new and established visitors and residents of the UKs largest town!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from TerryD2115, Owner at Terry's Reading Walkabouts
Responded 1 week ago
Hi John, Thank you for you detailed review and for bringing your wife Kay and her parents along. We had a great time while observing COVID19 protocol. I know that that you have both come on several of my Walkabouts now and each time it is like catching up with good friends. I treasure your support and look forward to meeting you both again soon.
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RG1051 wrote a review Oct 10
Reading, United Kingdom4 contributions6 helpful votes
Small group of 5 due to COVID restrictions. Woodley U3A. Crime and punishment tour was interesting and informative. Lovely day for a stroll round Reading and lunch at Sweeney Todd’s. Thank you Terry.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from TerryD2115, Owner at Terry's Reading Walkabouts
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Linda, great to know that you enjoyed it as much as I did. Plus also lunch at Sweeney Todd’s, so unique to Reading, who could want for more! thank you for organising and see you soon for another Walkabout this month.
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Anthony L wrote a review Aug 2020
Fleet10 contributions
As a visitor to Reading Terry’s walking tour was very interesting and we saw parts you wouldn’t know existed without his guidance. Who knew the Thames was so close to the railway station! His knowledge of the local area and history is excellent though I think the murder mystery section is still work in progress. You can pick from numerous walks so take your pick. I’d happily take another tour. The Caversham tour sounded particularly interesting. Thanks Terry. And he does it all for good causes! Hats off to you sir! And a Covid safe outdoors activity.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from TerryD2115, Owner at Terry's Reading Walkabouts
Responded Aug 25, 2020
Hi Tony, thank you for this glowing review and recognition that I was able to deliverer safely in these Covid times. I hope it made your Birthday special and one to be remembered. At your wife's request I mixed 2 different themes, as Jane very much wanted me to take you through the Abbey Quarter, hopefully you will come back soon and visit all the 28 Information boards, sorry if it was a bit disjointed in places..I hope to see you again soon, Please get in contact re the Caversham Tour (bearing in mind this also features Reading's Cinema, Theaters & some retail history as well). A very nice one to do in a morning.
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