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Chestnut Walk

6 Abbey Street, Reading RG1 3BA, England
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Beautiful commemoration

I really liked this walk along part of the Kennet and was interested in the sculptures and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sus1952
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
A little disappointing

Maybe coming back here early Summer when the trees are in candle would improve the look of this... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2018
sheepygold
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london
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“oscar wilde” (6 reviews)
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6 Abbey Street, Reading RG1 3BA, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really liked this walk along part of the Kennet and was interested in the sculptures and commemorative plaques. Being in the shadow of Reading gaol I thought this an appropriate place for a free spirit such as Oscar Wilde to be commemorated in such...More

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Reviewed 19 January 2018

Maybe coming back here early Summer when the trees are in candle would improve the look of this place but it is generally rather unkempt and the view is nothing to write home about. There are various memorials to Wilde but nothing outstanding and the...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

A great addition to the usual Reading walks. Easily added to station/Oracle walkabouts. Will only improve as the gaol is redeveloped.

Thank Jock M
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Between the River Kennet and Reading Gaol this cool and shady place has sculpted gates and railings commemorating Oscar Wilde, who was imprisoned in the gaol in the late 19th century, for what is no longer a crime. The prison is famous because of his...More

Thank John W
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

its also called the 'oscar wilde walk' - my 3 year old daughter and i ...we used to take a walk every day & she used to talk to the trees, the squirrels & the ducks, with those beautiful chestnut tress and the chestnuts scattered...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Chestnut Walk is a pleasant waterside stroll. However the main reason for my visit was the reference on the town guide map to an Oscar Wilde memorial. Oscar Wilde is one of the town's most famous names. He spent time in prison here just for...More

Thank Ken C
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

Visiting the Art installations in nearby Reading Prison and having enjoyed an excellent lunch we cut through Chestnut Walk. On a sunny September afternoon and with time to spare we were happy to linger in this quiet spot and watch the Canal boats, swans and...More

Thank bsandrs
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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

A nice quiet location of Reading for tranquil reflection. Between Reading Prison and canal. Lovely trees showing of the four seasons well through the year and supporting local wildlife particularly squirrels.

Thank Tim B
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Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

I love these walks especially when the leed to rivers like this one. It's nice to live close by and do this walk every day going to work. I would love that. Also very romantic. I imagine it would be even more during spring.

Thank DanaiF
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Reviewed 17 February 2016

Nice quaint and peaceful area. You can stand and feed the ducks on the canal and you might catch a glimpse of the Rosie and Jim boat if you're lucky

Thank KiiaCoco
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