What to do in Reading

Thursday 11 September 2014 by Leila Wright Reading is a town enveloped by culture and the surrounding areas are also home to an abundance of British countryside and heritage.

Once a Saxon town, much of this original architecture still remains – which can be viewed on the many beautiful walks or from a river cruise down the Thames.

Things to see and do

If you wake up to blue skies, the Heritage Walk is definitely worth doing – explore Reading’s most famous landmarks such as the Town Hall, the Abbey Ruins, Blake’s Lock and Reading Prison (Oscar Wilde was imprisoned here from 1895-97).

The Museum of Reading is a great place to learn the story of the town and how it has developed from its Saxon roots to the high-tech place that it is today.

Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. It is the official home of Her Majesty the Queen and with acres of beautiful gardens surrounded by a historic town with fantastic shops, restaurants and cafés, the short drive here makes for a great day out.

For a fun family day, visit Legoland - just a 30 minute drive away – and enjoy over 55 interactive rides and attractions. Discover the new JCB Digger Challenge, watch the Spellbreaker 4D movie and catch the live action show within LEGO city.

For history lovers, there are three National Trust properties on your doorstep that will provide you with a wonderful day out exploring Britain's most beautiful and prestigious country estates.

Basildon Park is a beautiful Palladian mansion just a 20 minute drive away, The Vyne is an original great Tudor ‘power house’ situated 30 minutes’ drive away, and Cliveden is a spectacular estate overlooking the river Thames that's only 35 minutes away from SACO's apartments.

Want to find out more?

For more information on what to see and do in Reading, take a look here.

SACO Castle Crescent and SACO Queens Road are all located in the centre of Reading - a great place to base yourself, with great access to all the wonderful attractions you can visit during your stay.

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