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Address: Reading Centre, Reading, England

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You're no longer able to visit the ruins - the site is classed has dangerous and, as a result, has been closed for some time. You can see some of the ruins from Forbury Gardens... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 October 2016
Em L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

You're no longer able to visit the ruins - the site is classed has dangerous and, as a result, has been closed for some time. You can see some of the ruins from Forbury Gardens though!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

its another nice place to visit in reading , but its closed temporarily and ive seen travelers walk out in disappointment...guess the walls are old and would fall off anytime, may be the reason behind the close...looking forward to a day when this great historic place would be opened again for the public

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Thank dorlandooo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The car park is a fair distance from the main attraction here (the amphitheater) Although the amount of ruins that are still around to see is not huge, there is only bits of the wall and the remains of the amphitheater, it is well worth a visit. It is made especially interesting by the information panels dotted along the circular... More 

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Thank Rhiannon C
Reading
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best , yet sadly is currently not able to be properly access due to safety concerns. It is a real shame as this is one of Reading's most famous, well known and historical sites. As it has been closed for several years the priority now has to be to mane it secure and then reopen... More 

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Boston, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I walked from the town centre to visit late morning, but it was locked up with no sign of life. I could find nothing to indicate opening times or even if it would open again.

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Thank Ken C
Reading, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Informative boards outside and views through several gates but sadly awaiting stabilisation of the walls before reopening

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Worth seeing as entry is free. However last time I was in prospect park the ruins were closed for renovation.

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Thank Philip Williams W
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Unfortunately, the ruins are still inaccessible to the public. It has been a ridiculously long time. As an engineer I honestly couldn't see that the walls were in any immediate danger of collapse. Certainly no more so than a lot of other ruins I have visited. Health and Safety have a lot to explain....... They could make a clearly demarcated... More 

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Thank JonathanSuch2013
Reading, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

I've lived in Reading for over 5 years now and the ruins have never been open. You can walk around the outer wall which is several feet high but you won't see much of what is inside sadly. Closed for repairs for years.

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Thank Vawn K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Ok place but not so exciting or special. Besides you can find riins like that all over Europe. Nice opportunity to learn some history though.

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