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Address: Between the Forbury and the Forbury Road, Reading, England

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forbury gardens

A nice place to sit and relax or walk around the gardens if you wish on a lovely summers day, but not if it is raining.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A nice place to sit and relax or walk around the gardens if you wish on a lovely summers day, but not if it is raining.

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Thank jezaal
United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Forbury Gardens is a small park/ green area on the edge of the town centre. There is a big lion statue in the middle with a bandstand. Nice for a quiet picnic or your lunch break - no play area for children so usually pretty quiet.

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Thank Jesseekarr
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17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Public space. Good for a picnic but not that much to see. Nothing for children unless there is a special event.

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Thank Philip Williams W
Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Is good for playing Pokemon Go is always a lure on during weekends and lunch break, 3 within the space of 200 metre radius Is a food market here time to time too

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Thank Emerson C
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Forbury Gardens on a sunny lunchtime is one of the nicer spots in Reading. It's well landscaped and generally tidy bar the odd litterer.

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Thank crimpit
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

quiet and silent,,, nice air and always love to have a cigarette with dark.. I couldn't forget such these days.

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Thank aihammad
Reading, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic afternoon with friends listening to a love tribute band in the sun :) . I wish they would do this more often.

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Thank LL156
Reading, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely town gardens well looked after with established trees and planted areas. Nice area to relax and unwind. Has a bandstand in the centre with live music on occasions. Other events on through the year and located next to the historical site of Reading Abbey and Reading Prison.

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Thank Tim B
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were having a walk around the centre of town and noticed the park and the ruins of the abbey. Whilst it is not the biggest of parks it was refreshing to find somewhere that was so close to the centre of town but so peaceful. My daughter and I had a walk around and then sat under the tree... More 

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Thank Spencer V
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Ever since I was a child I have loved visting the Forbury gardens. I love the Lion, Bandstand, Mount and Goldfish pond. It is even better now as I can buy a drink to enjoy as I sit and contemplate the world and life.

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