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"Reading is often called a city of parks. There are over a hundred of them in a miniature town. Each park has its characteristics.” OrangeSmile
Reading, in the county of Berkshire, has a lot of history. Situated 38 miles west of London, the minster location is a critical junction for trains running from West London and the South Midlands.
Situated at the Thames Valley's heart, Reading lies where the Thames and Kennet rivers meet, amid rolling hills. There are many small, historic towns and villages in the surrounding area, including Pangbourne and Streatley. Many of these are part of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The Forbury Gardens in the city centre have recently undergone significant restorations. Visit the adjoining ruins to discover the remains of what once was an influential and powerful Abbey, before King Henry VII ransacked it.
Reading is well known for its football club; it has a significant benefactor in Sir John Madejski, who financed the stadium's building in the south end of Reading. In addition to the stadium, there has been a considerable investment in the town with new business parks, commercial properties, houses, and shopping centres.
Many inter-city and regional train services pass through Reading station on their way across the country; including London, Manchester, and Cardiff. The train from London Paddington runs several times an hour, arriving in approximately twenty minutes. There is also a train that runs twice an hour from London Waterloo. This route takes an hour and 25 minutes, so it is only advisable for those travelling from South West London to use it.
Main stations in Reading
- Reading Bus
- Reading West
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Reading a city or town?
Reading is a town in the county of Berkshire.
What is Reading famous for?
Reading is famous for its 3 B's of beer, bulbs and biscuits.
Why is Reading called Reading?
Reading is called Reading because it's original name was Reada Ingas, meaning people of Reada. This was later abbreviated to its current name.