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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 1 week ago
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 weeks ago
Reading, United Kingdom
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Between the Forbury and the Forbury Road, Reading, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 30 December 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 29 December 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
Thank laoretta92
Reviewed 15 December 2018

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 26 November 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
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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.
8 October 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.