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Reading

A guided walk of one and a half hour duration, covering the history of Reading, its importance in Medieval Britain and later as one of the major brick makers in the south of England, finally bringing you up to date with a visit to the fifth largest retail centre in the UK.

You will see the preserved remains of Reading Abbey, helping you to appreciate how extensive and important it was, and to speculate on the burial place of Henry I

[was it in the car park?!].  

Other sites include Reading Prison, where Oscar Wilde wrote De Profundis, many impressive Victorian examples of Reading brick work and finishing with a visit to the Oracle Shopping Centre on the banks of the River Kennet and a chance to enjoy coffee or a meal.