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Find the best things to do in Reading by discovering Reading tourism; the attractions and places of interest are on your doorstep at the Reading Lake hotel.


Directions

Road - 1
At Junction 11 on the M4, take the A33 towards Basingstoke. Turn right at the second set of traffic lights, then right at the roundabout and first left. Follow the lane for three miles, cross the motorway bridge and the weak bridge. The Hotel is on the left. The Hotel is well signposted by its former name – Copthorne Reading Hotel.

Road - 2

Exit the M4 at junction 12 and follow the sign posts for the A4 Bath Road towards Reading. After approx 2 miles turn right into Burghfield Road. Continue again on this road for approx 2 miles and then turn left into Berrys Lane. After 1 mile the hotel is on the right

Rail
Our hotel is one of the Reading hotels near the train station - 15 minutes by car. Transfers can be arranged by the Hotel.

Air
Heathrow - 25 minutes.

Reading Lake Hotel

Pingewood, Reading
Berkshire RG30 3UN
United Kingdom

THE READING LAKE HOTEL

Pingewood, Reading
Berkshire RG30 3UN
United Kingdom

About Reading, United Kingdom

The Berkshire town of Reading has a rich and interesting history. It was founded at the confluence of the River Thames and the River Kennet in the ninth century and played an important role during the English Civil War and saw a number of its industries– including the cloth, ironwork and brewing trades – flourish over the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Today, Reading's success continues in some more modern market sectors, such as information technology and insurance, and it is also a vibrant university town.

One of the town's most fascinating attractions is Reading Gaol, an early Victorian institution that was made famous by Oscar Wilde's epic poem The Ballad of Reading Gaol. Wilde was imprisoned in Reading from 1895 to 1897 and wrote the poem after his release.

Literature lovers will be able to find plenty of other connections in Reading. Jane Austen was educated at the Abbey School, a building connected with the medieval Abbey Gateway in Abbot's Walk, while Michael Bond, the creator of Paddington Bear, was born in Reading and lived there for much of his life.

The Reading area also boasts a range of modern attractions, including Coral Reef Waterworld in nearby Bracknell. This centre is billed as an indoor "tropical paradise" and includes water slides, rapids, bubbling spas and more. Visitors with families may also be interested in visiting Beale Park, which is situated on the banks of the Thames and features wildlife attractions, river cruises and play areas, as well as regular events and festivals.

Visitors looking for some evening entertainment in Reading can head to a number of major venues, including the Hexagon, South Street and the Concert Hall. The coming months will see the Hexagon host comedy from Simon Amstell and Paul Merton, music from the Rat Pack tribute group and family shows including Angelina's Star Performance and LazyTown Live.

Basildon Park

Basildon Park

As a piece of history brought forward from the 18th century, Basildon Park resides in Reading of Berkshire.

Basildon Park echoes its glamour and magnificence, from the beautiful pillars at the entrance, which highlight its strength and power. Constructed out of warm-hued stone from Bath, the building is a masterpiece of John Carr of York. The beautiful mansion was featured in the film adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice as Netherfield Park as well as the film Marie-Antoinette.

A magnificent Palladian mansion that was constructed in 1776-1783, it was purchased by millionaire James Morrison who resided at Basildon Park with his family and stunning art collection.

Set in a vast area of greenery, Basildon Park and its parkland have been undertaken by The National Trust for maintenance and conservation since 1978. Basildon Park is a favoured venue to host weddings and private events such as reunions, concerts and more. The restored rooms and the parkland offer a historical feel on your special day in an ideal setting along with the parkland that acts as a beautiful backdrop for photography.

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-basildonpark

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