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Reading Abbey and Forbury Gardens
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Reading Abbey is a large, ruined abbey in the centre of the town of Reading, founded by Henry I in 1121 who is buried in the grounds with a plaque marking his grave. John of Gaunt was married here in 1359 and Edward IV secretly married Elizabeth Woodville in 1464.
Forbury Gardens is a public park on the site of the outer court of Reading Abbey and is home to the Maiwand Lion.

More Attractions nearby

Museum of Reading (0.07 miles)

Donnington Castle (0.34 miles)

Riverside Museum at Blake's Lock (0.52 miles)

Pamber Forest Wildlife Reserve (0.71 miles)

Museum of English Rural Life (1.01 miles)

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