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Forbury Gardens, Reading

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  • Quick wander through the gardens and then walk around the Abbey ruins too. Summer planting of the flower gardens is very good. Bit of a detractor though is all the kids smoking dope!  more »
  • Wonderful place to visit, so interesting, loved it! Full of things to see and do, very well worth a visit.  more »
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  • Great park in center of town. See the statue of the lion with the muscles crafted in the wrong place. Seriously people go on about this personally I couldn't care less as the beast itself is really magnificent
  • A very pleasant and peaceful park makes a useful escape from the busy Reading town centre. There is a shop in the park but it was closed on the Saturday afternoon when we visited. The park has a well designed fountain made of stones set in concrete. The other main feature is the Maiwand Lion statue which tops a war memorial. The ripped lion definitely looks like it's spent some time at the local gym.
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