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Forbury Gardens, Reading

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Forbury Gardens is a public park in the town of Reading in the English county of Berkshire. The park is on the site of the outer court of Reading Abbey, which was in front of the Abbey Church. The site was formerly known as the Forbury, and one of the roads flanking the current gardens is still known as The Forbury. Fairs were held on the site three times a year until the 19th century.

The gardens are listed as Grade II in the English Heritage Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.
Forbury, a suburb of the New Zealand city of Dunedin, was named after the gardens by early resident William Henry Valpy, who was born in Reading.
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  • It's okay....but just for the Reading Abbey ruins & the commemorative Lion sculpture memorial that honors veterans & that makes it worthwhile but as as a garden no.  more »
  • Very close to the town centre. A haven of peace and quiet in the busy town centre. Ideal for a peaceful takeaway lunch and also good on a nice evening to sit and relax. Sit on the hill and enjoy the.....  more »
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  • Nice green escape, it's effectively Reading's Central Park from what I could tell. Nice place to sit and chill but isn't huge so not really something I'd say in would be a destination trip place. Its more like a small park but its a very nice small park.
  • Perfect place to chill on a warm day. Surprisingly busy during lunch. It has a sandwich kiosk but many people buy from nearby coffee shops. Abbey ruins adjacent. If I remember correctly Summer is a coming in, was written there, the oldest song written down in English.

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