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5 Interesting Tourist Attractions In Reading, Berkshire, England

Reading is a large town in England which is located between the confluence of the River Thames and Kennet. There are many interesting tourist attractions here. The city is also the birthplace of Kate Middleton, Prince William's wife.

Here are five tourist attractions in Reading, Berkshire, England which worth to visit

1. Forbury Garden

Forbury garden , built between 1856 and 1864. The park is dominated by the appearance of Maiwand Lion statue, a memorial (1886) dedicated to the 66th Berkshire Regiment who died during the battle of Maiwand and Kandahar at the end of the Afghan War II (1878-1880).

Designed by George Blackall-Simonds, one of the largest bronze statue in the world (length 31 meters) into the icon of the Forbury Park. Not satisfied just to sit around and relax in the park, there are nearby Reading Prison, where Oscar Wilde was sentenced in 1895. You can find on the Forbury Park between Forbury and the Forbury Road, Reading, Berkshire

2. Beale Park Bird Collection

Beale Park Bird Collection not only has a tremendous collection of birds (including peacocks, swans, owls and parrots) but offers a train track, farm animals, new pet room, and the deer park.

With two splash pools, large playground, gardens, a cafeteria, gift shop and an environmental education center in a traditional family park, beside the River Thames, you can perform a variety of fun activities here. There are also boat trips on the river plus a summer fishing activities.

Beale Park Bird Collection is located in Lower Basildon, Reading, Berkshire and is open daily from 10:00 to 18:00 am local time (peak season) and 10:00 to 17:00 local time (low season).

3. Cole Museum of Zoology

Cole Museum of Zoology contains 3500 contains the specimen. These collections began to be collected between 1907 and 1939 and is one of the most interesting display of zoology and extensive. Being in this museum, you can see a variety of information and objects relating to the animal kingdom.

Cole Museum of Zoology in the University of Reading, Reading, Berkshire, is open daily Monday-Friday starting at 9:30 to 17:00 local time and free admission.

4. Reading Museum

Reading Museum is home to many collections devoted to the history of beer, biscuits and bulbs in the town of Reading. There is a gallery that displays the influence of Huntley & Palmer biscuit maker in Reading industry.

Inside the museum there is also a showroom containing jewelry, mosaics, coins and 200 pieces of pottery were excavated from the Roman town of Calleva near Silchester Atrebatum. There are also collections of sculpture, decorative arts and paintings from the 12th century until the 20th century.

Visiting the museum is located in Reading Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, Berkshire, you will not be charged an entrance fee. You can come every day from 10:00 to 16:00 o'clock local time.

5. St Mary Church

St Mary Church estimated have been there around the year 1200. Most of the church was rebuilt in the 16th century with stone taken from Reading Abbey. Restoration then continued in the 19th and 20th centuries. Being in the oldest church in Reading, you can admire the architecture that surrounds the entire building.

In addition to interesting sights, Reading also has an annual festival which has been running since 1971. The festival is often held in August when the bank holiday.