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Reading Abbey Ruins

Reading Centre, Reading, England
+44 118 937 3400
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Place which deserves more attention ...

Visited at least 3 times with family and friends from Europe however one would expect more... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Reading, United Kingdom
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The ruins are quite interesting but it is difficult to see much of them as they are fenced off. If... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
Merced, California
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Reading Centre, Reading, England
+44 118 937 3400
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited at least 3 times with family and friends from Europe however one would expect more information, drawings and links to the history. On some occasions not all parts of the Abbey was accessible. Considering that this is the only really historical site in Reading...More

Thank pprucha
Reviewed 11 September 2017

The ruins are quite interesting but it is difficult to see much of them as they are fenced off. If you're in Reading it's worth a look, but I wouldn't travel here to see this.

Thank Takemeanywhere
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We've only been able to see the abbey ruins through the locked gates. I believe they are working at restoring them and so we hope to thoroughly explore them during our next visit.

1  Thank Lindsay E
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The ruins are beautifully preserved and used as open stage for Shakespeare performances in the summer. It's lovely to see how you can walk along the ruins even further down towards the town in between new tall buildings. Very clever way of preserving the Abbey.

Thank Tania C
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I came to Reading Abbey first 3 years ago, and while visiting had hoped to look around the ruins of this historically significant place. Henry I of England had it built and was buried somewhere within it. The Richard III discovery seemed to spark some...More

Thank spiddob
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!

1  Thank Em L
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...More

1  Thank dorlandooo
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...More

Thank Rhiannon C
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...More

Thank Stumpy12345
Reviewed 20 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.

Thank Ken C
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