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Reading in Berkshire

Reading is located halfway between London and Oxford in the heart of the beautiful Thames Valley, with the Chiltern Hills to the north and the Hampshire Downs to the south. This town offers a wonderful range of attractions including amusement parks, renowned museums, and nature reserves. Because this town is situated in England's Silicon Valley and close to the countryside, it has become a flourishing center of commercial and industrial activity, with one of the finest shopping centers in the southern England. One of the attractions of this town is the Reading Museum and Archive Service, located in the beautiful Victorian Town Hall and Blake Lock Museum on the River Kennet. The majority of their collections include artifacts from fields such as archaeology, natural history, and art. Just a short walk from this museum, you will find the historic Forbury Gardens. These beautiful gardens used to be the open space of Reading Abbey, and the remains of the Abbey itself can be found between the park and the Kennet. Many individuals also enjoy taking walks along the River Thames or going horseback riding at Wellington Riding. Being Great Britainís leading center for horse riding, they offer their services to both children and adults who wish to learn how to ride a horse, or simply want to cross country fences around the fields and woods near the stables. During the nighttime, be sure to take a trip to the Hexagon, a top-class multi-purpose center, which presents dramas, musicals, children's shows, and a range of dance and film. It offers a night of entertainment and surely to bring a smile to your face.