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History buffs will enjoy exploring Reading, and visitors give high marks for the riverfront. Quaint and welcoming, this city also attracts tourists with its festivals. Top sights in the city include Oracle, Reading Abbey Ruins, and Madejski Stadium.
Well known for its festivals, the city's cultural venues include Reading Museum and Town Hall, Hexagon, and Museum of English Rural Life. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Reading Abbey Ruins, Mapledurham House and Watermill, and Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the riverfront and these places to visit: Forbury Gardens, Prospect Park, and Pincents Hill.
In Reading, there are 165 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have a variety of choices for a perfect holiday retreat. Here are highly ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:
Other top sights in Reading include Oracle and Madejski Stadium. Outside the city, top places to visit include Legoland, 14 mi/22.5 km from the city center, and Windsor Castle, which is 15.7 mi (25.3 km) away.
If you want to journey outside of the area, hop aboard a train from Reading Station, Reading West Station, or Reading Earley Station. Reading might not have very many public transportation choices so consider renting a car to explore more.