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Reading Abbey

Come and join us on a Reading walking tour and discover the remains of Henry I's magnificent 12th century abbey which in its heyday was one of Europe's largest royal monasteries. Hear about;

  • Why it was built in Reading

  • Where the burial place of Henry I is

  • What life was like there

  • How the Abbey developed over the years

  • Why the Abbey is a ruin today

Tour starts from Queen Victoria statue outside Reading Town Hall (What3Words location - forms.funded.owners)

Amount of walking - approximately 0.5 miles

Length of time - approximately 1 hour

Tour finishes by Abbey Gateway adjacent to Forbury Gardens

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