Reading is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Reading one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Reading is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Reading or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Reading. Explore the historical monuments of Reading with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Reading guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Reading page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Reading landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Reading.
#1 of 4 Historical Places in Reading | Added 4950 times in trip plans
Lower Basildon, Reading, West Berkshire RG8 9NR, United Kingdom
11:00 am - 05:00 pm
Perhaps one of the finest examples of a Gregorian mansion surrounded by a lush green parkland, Basildon Park is located near lower Basildon. Although its history before 17th century is scantily recorded the manor was very much present form 13th century. Its construction was never fully completed as there some minor renovations being done continuous...
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Mapledurham, Reading RG4 7TR, England
02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
This is a huge manor. It is located on the north bank of River Thames. According to the tradition of the time when it was built, the manor is E-Shaped. While the Exteriors are Elizabethan, the interiors are Victorian and Georgian. The house used to belong to the Blount Family. The house offers a glimpse into the past. Through its preserved treasure...
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Silchester, Hampshire, United Kingdom
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Silchester is a small village in Hampshire. It is 9 miles to the south west of Reading. The village is most popular for its archaeological site of the ancient Roman Town of Calleva Atrebatum. The site covers an area of 107 acres. Roman ruins can be found by the parish church that was possibly built on the site of an ancient roman temple. This churc...
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Reading Centre, Reading, England
The abbey which was once a magnificent structure was built somewhere in 1121 and was founded by Henry I. Over the course of years it was passed on to subsequent kings and later after the dissolution it degenerated into ruins. Now all that’s left are remnants of the once amazing structure. After some restoration work the ruins today stand stro...