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Nice part to hang out

Very beautiful and tidy park for a short stroll or to enjoy a time off with a cup of hot coffee or... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Reading, United Kingdom
Autumn stroll

Lovely area for a stroll . Walk further to the kennet and Avon canal through the ruins... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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Between the Forbury and the Forbury Road, Reading, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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
Thank A3303XQpaulh
Reviewed 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Thank laoretta92
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

TheA4 traffic on one side doesn't interrupt the ideal lunchtime and well kept -stroll these gardens provide, not too big but complete with bandstand, and hill ideal for summers

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank T_Hotel_Inspectors
Reviewed November 26, 2018

if I've got it right and I'm no Attenborough but believe this is the gardens - neat and tidy and pleasant place to stop in midst of a busy town, - but the lion statue is apparently not anatomically correct ? - however I'd heard...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gilliane M
Reviewed November 19, 2018

The historic lion statue is located in Forbury Garden which is situated on the outskirts of the old abbey site.The gardens are lovely and It is a serene peaceful place to sit and relax.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jasminemint
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Forbury Gardens is conveniently located near to Reading Town centre and a nice green space to sit, relax and take in the many aspects - these include the somewhat austere War Memorial dedicated to those from the area who lost their lives in the two...More

Date of experience: October 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.
October 8, 2017|
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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.