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The famous Reading Lion.

The Lion in the Forbury is a very well known monument, there is a mistake with it if you look... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Reading, United Kingdom
A Must See in my opinion

The more you wander around these gardens the more you find to see. The Mound in the centre is a bit... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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“lion statue” (19 reviews)
“maiwand lion” (16 reviews)
“town centre” (24 reviews)
Between the Forbury and the Forbury Road, Reading, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Lion in the Forbury is a very well known monument, there is a mistake with it if you look closely, I will leave it up to you to decide but this does not detract from the beauty of this monument.

Thank Anglerdave
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The more you wander around these gardens the more you find to see. The Mound in the centre is a bit of a mystery and is being investigated as a possible Motte with a connection to Henry 1 of England? The Forbury was part of...More

Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 14 January 2018

We didn't honestly find much to do in reading in January, but the park was a nice place to chill out with a takeaway coffee, and the lion statue is particularly impressive. There is also one just outside the park of a winner of the...More

Thank Georgette J
Reviewed 25 December 2017

This park really is a nice centerpiece to Reading town centre. Probably could/should be leveraged a bit more than it is.

Thank DCSmith
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Walking distance from train station. Beautiful little park with plenty of history. Great place to just sit and unwind. Next to Abbey Ruins. The Maiwand Lion statue is located here.

Thank MommaAmp
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Forbury gardens Reading Berkshire is a nice place to visit for a stroll around or just to sit down and watch the world go by. It’s very old with its statue, plus a really well kept garden.

Thank busbylewis
Reviewed 19 October 2017

It's a quiet and nice place, I've seen it quickly but I recommend that and I'll go there again dedicating some more time to it for a walk.

Thank Pier Francesco M
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Well maintained historic, relaxational and respectful place. Maintenance seems to be supported by Community Payback...some individuals seemed really engaged with the task, others not at all.

Thank Jock M
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Nice to find such a nice open space within the town centre where you can sit quietly and watch the world go by on a sunny day. Gardens,statues and structures well maintained,

Thank JamesTiberiusKirk1
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We go to the park quite a few times during the summer, on a sunday there are bands that play in the bandstand, there is a small cafe for soft drinks, tea/coffee etc.

Thank wendy b
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8 October 2017|
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Response from TrevorWallid | Reviewed this property |
At Forbury Gardens? It's a public garden, so just walk around and enjoy its beauty. If you want specific tips about other bits of Reading, feel free to ask - I live here.