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Reading Abbey Ruins

Reading Centre, Reading, England
+44 118 937 3400
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Finally we can enjoy Readings heritage!

Being Reading born and bred I am so pleased the Abbey and gateway are finally open to the public... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
riestar
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Well interpreted

It's a short walk from the town centre and well worth the effort. There is a surprising amount of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeff1903
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King's Lynn
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The Abbey Ruins will re-open on 16 June 2018.
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good31%
  • Average28%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible8%
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“buried here” (2 reviews)
“local council” (2 reviews)
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Reading Centre, Reading, England
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+44 118 937 3400
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Being Reading born and bred I am so pleased the Abbey and gateway are finally open to the public. It’s a lovely space for a picnic with interactive information boards which are also placed over the town to show you Readings rich history!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a short walk from the town centre and well worth the effort. There is a surprising amount of building still left, it's free to enter ad there are a number of boards which do a great job of interpreting the ruins. When I visited,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just been to the ruins for an open air movie screening, the whole area looks great and is well worth your time.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow, after 10 years, the chance to visit the burial place of England's last un-found King, Henry I. A 12th century English gem of a site in the middle of Reading.

1  Thank LivingReading
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

They were very interesting, what we could see, but due to renovation unfortunately we were not able to see it all.

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Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

Most of the ruin has been blocked off as it’s unsafe. There is little signage or information. This is all going to be improved starting with making the structure safe.

1  Thank 2louche
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

I grew up in Reading and have visited the Abbey ruins many many times, they are steeped in history, from sitting in the green space to fishing in the river Kennet, I have spent many hours there over the years.

1  Thank Anglerdave
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Reviewed January 19, 2018

There is a huge renovation programme which looks like it will be ongoing for months. What you can see is impressive and there are various information boards around plus there is information and decorated stonework in the nearby museum.

2  Thank sheepygold
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Reviewed January 14, 2018

There are few warnings, but this was what I was looking forward to most about Reading, and was dismayed to discover that they were buried behind scaffolding! You can see just enough to see that they might be impressive...if you could see them.

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Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

The history of this place is what drew me to visit. Next to Forbury Gardens. Unfortunately as of November 2017 it was hard to see anything through the chain link fence and boarded walls. The property is being renovated for safety reasons. Hopefully I can...More

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