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Reading Abbey Ruins

Reading Centre, Reading, England
+44 118 937 3400
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Outdoor Movie

Just been to the ruins for an open air movie screening, the whole area looks great and is well... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ben B
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Reading Abbey reopening

Wow, after 10 years, the chance to visit the burial place of England's last un-found King, Henry I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LivingReading
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The Abbey Ruins will re-open on 16 June 2018.
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good32%
  • Average29%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible8%
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“local council” (2 reviews)
“drawing” (2 reviews)
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Reading Centre, Reading, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just been to the ruins for an open air movie screening, the whole area looks great and is well worth your time.

Thank Ben B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, after 10 years, the chance to visit the burial place of England's last un-found King, Henry I. A 12th century English gem of a site in the middle of Reading.

1  Thank LivingReading
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

They were very interesting, what we could see, but due to renovation unfortunately we were not able to see it all.

Thank gretab2929
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Most of the ruin has been blocked off as it’s unsafe. There is little signage or information. This is all going to be improved starting with making the structure safe.

1  Thank 2louche
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

I grew up in Reading and have visited the Abbey ruins many many times, they are steeped in history, from sitting in the green space to fishing in the river Kennet, I have spent many hours there over the years.

1  Thank Anglerdave
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

There is a huge renovation programme which looks like it will be ongoing for months. What you can see is impressive and there are various information boards around plus there is information and decorated stonework in the nearby museum.

2  Thank sheepygold
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

There are few warnings, but this was what I was looking forward to most about Reading, and was dismayed to discover that they were buried behind scaffolding! You can see just enough to see that they might be impressive...if you could see them.

Thank Georgette J
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

The history of this place is what drew me to visit. Next to Forbury Gardens. Unfortunately as of November 2017 it was hard to see anything through the chain link fence and boarded walls. The property is being renovated for safety reasons. Hopefully I can...More

Thank MommaAmp
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

We moored our narrow boat in Reading and walked into town to have a look at the city centre on the way back we came upon the Reading Abbey Ruins. The council must be trying to restore the Abby unfortunately we could only look through...More

1  Thank Lee S
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

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
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