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Recently restored and reopened to the public. Based on some reviews, we were surprised at how much remains there were. The abbey was built in 1121 by Henry I and was one of the largest abbeys in Europe. Henry was buried here, but they did...More
Last came here in 2002 & was delighted to see the subsequent restoration. Signs were really interesting and informative. Pleased that the role of this building throughout history is being recognised and shared. Helpful to look at the signs in order for a self-guided tour.
Recently renovated and done tastefully. Plenty of informative signs and good pathways. Toilets on site, but appeared to be temporary. A very informative visit which gave a thorough understanding of the abbeys history.
This is certainly worth a visit. As ruins go, it is very well laid out and lots of useful information is provided. Walking distance from town centre and beside the Forbury Gardens where you can have a picnic.
It is really pleasing to be able to visit the Abbey ruins once again, after being closed for many years. The new signage is a great improvement, with numerous well-positioned information boards throughout the site that convey the history of the site in a very...More
These ruins are worth a look being close to Fornbury gardens, but there are better Abbey ruins in the country to see (albeit not in Reading), but there are definitely worth taking the time to see as the newly installed interpretation panels are done well...More
This is a beautifully updated site with incredible history which is very well interpreted. The visit is free and with a lot of fascinating spaces is good and safe for all generations! Well worth a return visit and makes more sense when tied into a...More