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“A lot of history”

Reading Abbey Ruins
Reading
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A lot of history”
Reviewed December 5, 2012

Though (still) undergoing remedial works this part of Reading's history is well worth a visit. Many of the original structures are still identifiable and there is a lot of useful visitor information available.

Visited September 2012
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Reading, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Shame it is fenced off.”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

Reading abbey ruins can only now be seen from the outside due to some protracted work to make them safe i assume. They have been closed off for a long time now and it is a shame because they are quite fascinating and a nice place to eat your lunch in the sun on the grass.Please hurry up and finish the work.

Visited September 2012
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England
Level 6 Contributor
90 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“A quiet reflection on Reading's History”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

Still being renovated after long term mismanagement by RBC.
Now providing a little insight in to the history of what was a busy market town

Visited October 2012
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Reading, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
434 reviews
180 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Still not open?”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

I’d wandered around these several times when I used to work in Reading and they’re worth seeing but think they’re still shut for some mad health and safety reason, will visit again once they’re re-opened.

Visited November 2011
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Reading, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“would be great if you could get in”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

Apparently you used to be able to walk in the ruins. It's a real shame you can't at the moment, I hope they re-open them one day.

Visited May 2012
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