15 Best Places to Visit in Berkshire (England)

4. Reading

Reading, England

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Reading, England

Although it doesn’t get a lot of credit for its looks, Reading is a large and thriving urban centre with a high-ranking university and all the shopping you can handle.

Being close to London it became a manufacturing town in the 1800s and was endowed with perfect transport links, where the Kennet and Avon Canal joins the Thames.

You’re also just a couple of miles east of the North Wessex Downs, with their lush green hills and crystal-clear chalk streams should you crave the countryside.

In the town, poke around the ruins of Reading Abbey and drop by at attractions like the Museum of Zoology, Museum of Berkshire Aviation and the Museum of English Rural Life.

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