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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.

Forbury Gardens

Forbury Gardens

Originally Forbury Gardens was the outer court of Reading Abbey. Presently it is a park under the ownership of the Reading Borough Council.

Forbury Gardens was once a place where the monks and townspeople mingled and met, while it was a marketplace and popular meeting place. The Forbury Gardens now consists of Forbury Hill, The Maiwand Lion, Bandstand, The Fountain and several excavation sites.

Following the times of King Henry VIII, the dissolution of monasteries occurred, and thereby Reading Abbey was dissolved in the 1530s. A pleasure garden was planned and erected in 1856, which included a summer house and fountain which still stand today. The Maiwand Lion statue was constructed in memory of the officers of the Royal Berkshire Regiment. A cross in memory of King Henry I was also built and can be viewed at the foot of the Abbey Church.

The gardens today are beautiful and serene. With recent restoration projects undertaken, Forbury Gardens was also added with a new Keeper's Lodge. The Gardens have now been restored to how they appeared in Victorian times, with foliage and flora styled according to the Victoria era.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forbury_Gardens

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