Reading Abbey (England) Reviews
Description:The Forbury Gardens The Forbury Reading Berkshire RG1 1QH Tel: 0118 9399800. Admission Free.
Newest Review: ... in the corner of the gardens, the low gargoyle sitting just over my head. Here is where the Abbey ruins start. Not 'The Abbey' because there are so many parts of that left to see, but the jagged, soaring, flint ruins of the church. Against a blue sky, these are both a reminder of how some things last indefinitely, but also how somewhere so established can be gone in the blink of an eye. The ... more
Customer Reading Abbey (England) Reviews (1)
by - written on 18/01/08, updated on 18/01/08 (Very useful, 149 readings)
It was January, lunch time and a bright cold day. The frost still clung to the grass in long shadows, but the wind had dropped and the sunshine felt warm through the shoulders of my work coat. I pushed through the crowds by the corner of the churchyard and crossed into the Forbury Gardens. In contrast to the rest of town, this remaining oasis of green was once circled by the walls of the Abbey and since it's purchase by the council in 1835 has been used as a public park. Having been a refuge for junkies and predatory men in recent years, the gardens have undergone a facelift, leaving them free of hedges and corners and fishponds, covered by the ... Read the complete review
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