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An Oasis

Buried deep in Readings unpleasant decaying town centre, Is Forbury Gardens, a spot of green... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Summer is the time to be here.

Summer Sundays in the park listening to the brass bands, picnic on the lawns, smell the flowers - a... read more

Reviewed February 10, 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Buried deep in Readings unpleasant decaying town centre, Is Forbury Gardens, a spot of green surrounded by the worst of urban development. It is home to the famous and superb Lion statue, a bandstand, and monastery ruins. It is thankfully one attraction that Reading Borough...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice a beautiful garden, a place you can take a stroll and enjoy a cup of tea of coffee. Plenty of benches around for you to rest if you got tired strolling. The ruin of the Abbey is just behind the park.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 10, 2019

Summer Sundays in the park listening to the brass bands, picnic on the lawns, smell the flowers - a quintessential Sunday afternoon!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Valise2
Reviewed January 25, 2019

Forbury Gardens are a Park area located just outside of Reading town centre. The area is very nice and has a huge Lion statue which is very grand and well worth coming to see. This a must visit if you are in Reading.

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed January 17, 2019 via mobile

Another park. More a memorial park with a cenitafe, bronze statue of Soldier Potts, and the famous stone lion in the centre of the park. It's huge, we have never seen a lion statue so big at ground level. Worth a look.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed January 16, 2019

When it is Autumn you will be able to see nice colourful scenery like a picture postcard. You can visit Abbey ruins passing the garden.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RosyU
Reviewed January 15, 2019

good little park to chill out in during lunch or shopping trip. nowhere to park though! RBC started charging for roadside parking so now meters and wardens everywhere!!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank roz p
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Very beautiful and tidy park for a short stroll or to enjoy a time off with a cup of hot coffee or to relax a bit after a full day of shopping spree in the city center. Just 5-10 mins walk away from the city...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Parmodv1979
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

Lovely area for a stroll . Walk further to the kennet and Avon canal through the ruins . Performances sometimes at the bandstand . Toilets and cafe . Plenty of benches for a rest . Information boards

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank juliegrover
Reviewed December 29, 2018

This park is lovely for a coffee or lunch on a sunny day, but mostly, the thing I like about this park, is that in the beautiful days, it becomes a hub of life, with several events and small food festivals being organised there. And...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Cristina M
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Response from Charles A A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I have walked my dog in the Gardens.
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Response from TrevorWallid | Reviewed this property |
At Forbury Gardens? It's a public garden, so just walk around and enjoy its beauty. If you want specific tips about other bits of Reading, feel free to ask - I live here.