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Basildon House 1

Basildon Park National Trust

Arts & Culture, Historic & Heritage, Visitor Attractions, Visitor attractions
Reading, Berkshire, RG8 9NR
Georgian mansion with grand 18th century reception rooms and 1950s kitchen set in 400 acres of parkland. Gardens originally created in 1800s. In the 1960s Lady Iliffe created the Rose Garden with advice from Lanning Roper, an American garden consultant.
Caversham Court Stairway

Caversham Court Gardens

Parks & Gardens, Visitor attractions
Church Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 7AD
Set on the bank of the River Thames it is listed in the English Heritage 'Register of Historic Parks and Gardens of special historic interest in England'. A charming walled garden with terraced lawns leading down to the river Thames. There are many mature specimen trees to be seen including ancient yew, with flower borders and a lavender bank. The site is a great place for a picnic, and many public events are held in the gardens throughout the year, including open air theatre and cinema. The park is also a Green Flag and Green Heritage award winner. The Tea Kiosk is open March - October from 10am Tuesday - Sunday.

Christchurch Meadows

Parks & Gardens
Reading, RG4 8BY
Indent Forbury HighView

Forbury Gardens

Parks & Gardens, Visitor attractions
Abbot's Walk, Reading, RG1 3HW
This Victorian public town garden, located between the town centre and the ruins of the 12th century abbey, is home to the famous Maiwand Lion statue.

Harris Garden

Parks & Gardens, Visitor attractions
University of Reading, Whiteknights campus, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 6UR
Once the home paddock of ‘The Wilderness’, a Victorian house which was built in the remains of a famous landscape garden created at White Knights by George, Marquis of Blandford (later 5th Duke of Marlborough) between 1798 and 1819. A small botanic garden which covers approximately 5 hectares was established in the 1970s and extended over subsequent years to become a teaching resource for Reading University.

Palmer Park

Parks & Gardens
Reading, RG6 1LF

Reading Abbey Ruins

Historic & Heritage, Visitor attractions
Abbot's Walk, Reading, RG1 3HW
Reading Abbey was founded by King Henry I in 1121. Open dawn to dusk, it offers a unique opportunity to learn more about 900 years of history or just simply to relax and read.
St Mary Minstersouth NH

Reading Minster

Historic & Heritage, Visitor attractions
The Minster Office, St Mary's Gate, Chain Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 2HX
The Minster of St. Mary-the-Virgin is a Grade 1 Listed Building of unquestionable historic and architectural importance. Its earliest origins can be placed more than a thousand years ago and throughout this long history, there can be traced a remarkable survival story, encountering the Civil and World War attacks and extensive restorations in the sixteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Reading Rowing Club

Sport & Leisure
Reading, RG1 8BD

Silchester Roman City Walls and Amphitheatre

Historic & Heritage, Visitor attractions
Silchester, Hampshire, RG7 2HP
Silchester has its origins as Calleva, a centre of the Iron Age Atrebates tribe from the late 1st century BC. After the Roman conquest of AD 43 it became the large and important town of Calleva Atrebatum. Unlike most Roman towns, it was never reoccupied or built over after it was abandoned in the 6th or 7th century, so archaeological investigations have given an unusually complete picture of its development. The complete circuit of the Roman walls, some of the best-preserved Roman town defences in England, and remains of the amphitheatre still stand.

Wokingham Waterside Centre

On the Water, Sport & Leisure
Reading, RG6 1QP