Reading Abbey Ruins

Reading Abbey Ruins

Reading Abbey Ruins
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Ancient Ruins • Religious Sites
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The Abbey Ruins will re-open on 16 June 2018.
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CarltonA10
Stoke Poges, UK367 contributions
Nov 2021
Having a couple of hours to spend in Reading led me to the Abbey Ruins. This is a very interesting historic area with some good information boards. Henry I, who was the third son of William the Conqueror, was buried here after dying in France. The exact resting place is currently unknown. Henry VIII later had the place closed down and destroyed though there are substantial remains.
Written November 16, 2021
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Ken Legg
Reading, UK101 contributions
Oct 2021
These ruins are really ruins, not much of the buildings remain but it is still worth a visit to experience it and to read about the history of the place.
Written October 24, 2021
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John W
Reading, UK18 contributions
Sep 2021
A fantastic place to visit and to enjoy the history of. I thoroughly enjoyed wandering around it again and reading the informative information boards that spread from within the ruins across the surrounding parts of Reading, which formerly constituted the Abbey grounds. A beautiful setting for contemplation and reflection.
Written September 24, 2021
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Christine S
Vienna, Austria5 contributions
Jul 2021
I've lived in Reading nearly all my life and still the guides were able to tell and show me things I never knew about the town. 4 of us did the Abbey Quarter guided walk, 90minutes of fascinating history from Henry I up to 2nd WW in Reading. Of course the Abbey ruins are amazing and when you hear of the people who have walked through the Abbey it is just incredible to think we have trod the same pathway as Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn - but its so much more - you will have to go on a Abbey Quarter walk and discover for yourselves!!!
Written July 20, 2021
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Stuart N
2 contributions
Sep 2020
The Abbey was massive, parliament often was held here....

Then Henry VIII came, when the abbots said he couldnt have a divorce he burnt it down - and some of the monks too :)

Henry I loved this place and is buried somewhere near - the pandamic and the financial problems have stopped the search

Worth. if the monks said to Henry8 had been allowed to divorce, the place would be at least four times bigger

it is free to go to the Abbey
Written February 6, 2021
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RosyU
Colombo, Sri Lanka100 contributions
Oct 2020
You can spend some time to contemplate amidst the ruins! It is in the middle of the town but very quiet and peaceful place. You can read everything by yourself and can have a tour around the walls.
Written October 29, 2020
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Dave F
Basingstoke, UK16 contributions
Sep 2020
Hidden in the center of town. It really is a must go. It even has a King of England buried there. If you are interested in the Civil War and Henry VIII then it is worth the trip. You can have a picnic on the open park ground within.
Written September 21, 2020
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BT3rd
Datchet, UK5,743 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
This abbey in the centre of the city is easy to find from the high street. It worth a look if only for the historical context of the Abbey.
Written July 31, 2020
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Giorgos
Reading, UK154 contributions
Sep 2019
The place is right next to the Forbury park. It's a nice walk among the ruins of the Reading Abbey. They occasionally hold open air cinema which is a great experience
Written February 23, 2020
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jchuii
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK120 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Enjoyed walking around, ruins but beautifully restored with informative sign posts, and very close to the museum, nice to have a look around if you want to spend some times outdoors!
Written February 3, 2020
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