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Places to Visit, Things to Do and Days Out in or near Reading

Reading is the county town of Berkshire, located in the Thames Valley. With a vibrant history and modern facilities, Reading has a wealth of attractions for all ages including an Abbey dating back to around 1121, Forbury Gardens, three medieval churches and a host of Georgian buildings to enjoy. A visit to the Museum of English Rural Life is a must. Places to Visit in or near Reading L'ortolan and Englefield House are listed below.
15 Results In Or Near Reading
2.6 miles from the centre of Reading
Celebrating its fifth decade of service and over 15 years retaining a Michelin star, L'Ortolan continues to be a beacon of Berkshire's fine dining restaurant scene offering a unique, luxury, timeless quality in its style and setting and impeccable attention to detail in its dishes and service.
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5.1 miles from the centre of Reading
This 9 acre garden at Englefield House falls from the woodland area with magnolia, rhododendron, azalea, acer, camellia and many other species. Below are the two terraces enclosed in grey stone balustrades, built in 1860 with wide staircases, mixed borders, fountains and rill. In modern times there has been a steady programme of planting with many features and areas developed to give interest all through the year. Plants for sale in the neighbouring Englefield Garden Centre, and te...
5.2 miles from the centre of Reading
The Herd is a restaurant with rooms in the centre of Pangbourne. Our steaks are matured on the bone for a minimum of 30 days and are cooked to perfection on an open fire! We are passionate about steak and have left no stone unturned in our quest to deliver the ultimate steak experience at The Herd. Thousands of steaks have been tasted and many farms have been visited throughout the world in order to create The Herd. Flavour and tenderness are of premier importance to us and everything w...
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5.8 miles from the centre of Reading
Across 350 acres of parkland, Wellington Country Park presents the biggest outdoor play opportunities in Berkshire. It has an absolute mass of things to do for kids up to about the age of eight. With an adventure playground, toddler area, sandpits, slides, a miniature railway (additional fee applies), animal farm and petting barn, enchanted forest, water play area and 12-hole mini golf course on site, there should easily be enough to keep the little ones busy all day. There is also a dinosaur...
7.0 miles from the centre of Reading
Discover the life and times of a beautiful Berkshire Mansion This Berkshire Palladian mansion was rescued from ruin by Lord and Lady Illife back in 1952 who set about restoring it and scouring the country for 18th century artworks and furnishings that would be in keeping with the history of the house. The result is what you see today – a simply glorious building, inside and out, which reflects the gracious life of an aristocrat in Georgian England. Inside you'll see amazing plaster wor...
7.3 miles from the centre of Reading
Discover the beautiful Greys Court and surrounding gardens Greys Court is a picturesque house mainly Tudor in style set in a beautiful courtyard. A series of walled gardens are set out as outdoor rooms with a fine collection of old fashioned roses, paeonies, an ornamental vegetable garden, maze, and 19th century wisteria walk. The garden also has wonderful historical features including a Tudor wheelhouse, a maze, ice house and a WW2 Dig for Victory kitchen garden.
7.3 miles from the centre of Reading
Discover the beautiful Greys Court and surrounding gardens Greys Court is a picturesque 14th century house that was much added to, with one surviving tower dating from 1347. It has been the home of the Brunner family since the 1930s and is furnished as a family home, with some fine 18th century plasterwork and early English furniture in mahogany, walnut and oak. The entrance hall displays a collection of porcelain and the plain pine staircase has a window at the top with panels of Swi...
8.6 miles from the centre of Reading
The Miller of Mansfield is a modern inn set in an 18th century coaching inn. A warm welcome awaits. Partake in fine wines, well looked after beer, refined food and a sumptuous night's sleep. This pub-restaurant with 13 individually styled rooms celebrates the heritage of its building alongside a very 21st century take on savouring delicious food in hospitable surroundings.
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9.8 miles from the centre of Reading
Explore the celebrated West Green House Garden West Green House Garden demonstrates how creative energy is poured into gardening. It is a garden with a special and distinctive sense of place, made by Marylyn Abbott. It has a delightful series of vibrantly-planted walled gardens, surrounding a charming 18th century house. The largest features herbaceous beds with wonderful colour combinations and a superb ornamental kitchen garden. The Nymphaeum is fully restored with water staircase a...
10.2 miles from the centre of Reading
The Wellington Arms, Hampshire Wellington Arms is a homely pub restaurant which serves good, honest, local food executed with understated finesse. Owners Simon Page and Jason King are living the good life keeping chickens, bees and even pigs on the premises and tending to fruit trees and their veg patch. Homemade honey from pub's very own bees and fresh eggs collected from the chickens are sold at the bar. The interior resembles your gran's living room with exquisite, solid Edwardian ...
10.3 miles from the centre of Reading
Spa Illuminata Danesfield House invites you into a luxurious world of wellbeing where you can relax and unwind in its tranquil surroundings and indulge in an un
10.3 miles from the centre of Reading
Discover centuries of gardening history at The Vyne Attractive gardens surround the 16th century Vyne house. The gardens are home to several stunning features such as a walled garden and glass house beautiful lawns, herbaceous borders, a wild garden with woodland walks, a lake, and a newly developed wetlands area. Much like the house itself the garden is filled with history, keep an eye out for the six hundred year old oak tree and second world war storage sites.
10.3 miles from the centre of Reading
Discover centuries of history at The Vyne The Vyne was built in the 16th century for Lord Sandys, Henry VIII´s Lord Chamberlain. The masterpiece of the building is the central staircase by John Chute, with its fluted columns, all decorated in blue and white. In the rooms is a wealth of old panelling and fine furniture. It also contains a Tudor chapel with Gothic vaulting, murals and fine Renaissance glass. In the grounds are lawns, herbaceous borders, lakes and an early summer house. ...
10.3 miles from the centre of Reading
Tylney Hall Health Suite is nestled in the heart of the Hampshire countryside, on a 66-acre estate. It offers exclusive treatments from Kerstin Florian - with a wide range of facial and body treatments, which are both suitable for men and women, and only available through Leading Spas & Luxury Hotels.
11.2 miles from the centre of Reading
Don't forget to pack your sports kit if you are heading for the rather sumptuous Hampshire Court Hotel, just on the edge of Basingstoke. With five indoor tennis courts, two indoor pools, a gym, a spinning room and exercise studios, there's plenty of scope for that all essential work out. And when you have worked up a sweat, there are also plenty of ways to reward yourself. Try the beauty treatment suites where expertly trained staff will administer a deep tissue massage to soothe aching joint...
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