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Stately Homes and Gardens of England Black Taxi Tour from London
"Start your day being collected from your central London hotel in your own private iconic London taxi. Leaving London head out to the first major stop- Bowood House.Bowood House sits within 100 acres of beautifully landscaped ‘Capability’ Brown Parkland a than at Bowood? Deemed to be one of the finest examples in the country with a flowing mix of plantations and sweeping lawns leading down to a winding mile-long lake. The Bowood landscape has an exceptionally interesting history which will be revealed in which will be displayed in The Orangery of Bowood House. You will explore not only the house but the gardens. See the gardens ablaze with colour from abundant rhododendrons azaleas and marigolds a spectacle not to be missed. Wander the house and view the rooms and wonderful historical memorabilia . The house is a mix of Georgian Architecture and historical treasures such as Queen Victoria's wedding chair and Napoleon's death mask plus a host of other fascinating historical features. Leaving Bowood behind you can now choose your second half of the day. Choose from a visit to one of the following: Blenheim Pal Greys Court
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Private Day Tour of the Cotswolds: Pub Tales
"As soon as you step off the train at Moreton-in-Marsh you'll be transported to another place and time. This unique tour focuses on the contribution of pubs and inns over centuries to the rise of the Cotswolds but that doesnt mean you'll miss any of the traditional sights or hidden gems - quite the opposite in fact!You'll witness stunning scenery amazing architecture and have a chance to explore towns and villages for yourself. Your personal guide will show you points of interest and impart local knowledge - some is fascinating historical fact some is questionable myth...!The pubs you'll visit during the course of the day include a coaching inn that was Tolkien's inspiration for an iconic Inn from the Lord of the Rings another that claims to be oldest hotel in England and yet another that was the scene of a legendary punch up between two rival wool merchants. All pubs are in picturesque towns set among stunning landscapes and offer high quality locally brewed a seasonal produce. You will get to appreciate the countryside the architecture and the people while making frequent stops at traditional pubs for breaks
From GBP380.00
 
Private Day Tour of the Cotswolds: The Tales of the Cross
"As soon as you step off the train at Moreton-in-Marsh you'll be transported to another place and time. This unique tour focuses on churches: beautiful buildings with fascinating history and stories unmarked tombs macabre tales questionable interpretations of the bible hidden passages bored sheepdogs pagan rituals and in one case - the inspiration for Tolkien to write the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.You will centre on the contribution of churches and religion through the centuries to the rise of the Cotswolds
From GBP380.00

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The Pier

Awwwwwwww THE PIER --- my absolute favourite store in all of the UK .... it's generally a home furnishings place that has exclusively stuff from aroudn the world ... and WHAT stuff oh boy ---- where's...
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Oracle Shopping Centre

This Shopping Centre is located in the heart of Reading, with a wide array of shops to suit all needs, the Oracle is host to 90 top name shops, where you are almost sure to find exactly what you are...
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Malinka

This small and very friendly shop opened only at the end of January 2005. Its aim is to supply Reading's substantial Polish population - augmented since Poland's entry into the EU - with a source of...
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high street chains

As in most l towns, the High Street Chains predominate - Marks and Spenser, bhs, Ann Summers etc, but there are more unusual shops to be found in alleys leading off the main streets. fresh fish,...
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The Oracle.

Photo shows the now completed and established Oracle Centre under construction. The Oracle Centre is a major retail development on the southeastern fringe of Reading town-centre and many of the...
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ASDA, Earley.

The prompt for this paragraph asks what makes this shop special: some of Earley's best views and arguably the best views on the Lower Earley development. I once read about a couple who made it their...
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The oracle

The oracle is the large mall in the town centre by the riverside. For women, all the best high street shops are in there, including house of fraser's and debenhams, and there are a few cafes and...
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Friar Street.

Once second only to Friar Street in shopping terms, Friar Street has been run down from roughly the time this picture was taken in 1993.Friar Street has been set aside as Reading's facility for the...
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High Street & Kings Road.

High Street is not the main (or even particularly significant) shopping street in Reading. It's on the edge of the town centre where a lot of banks, building societies & smaller shops are.Kings Road...
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"BUT IS IT ART" -SHOP

This is the FUNNIEST shop in Reading (possibly the UK)Here you get a selection of the whackiest and funniest of:- postcards- birthday and other cards- posters- pictures- t-shirts- gadgets- picture...
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Broad Street

As Reading is well known for shopping, so I did not think that my page would be complete by just having the Oracle Mall in there. A worthy opponent would be Broad Street.Its a pedestrian street, with...
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The Oracle

The Oracle is a medium sized shopping centre that is built around a canal. There are department stores and specialist boutiques inside, and outside there are many restaurants, cinemas and bars.Walking...
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The Oracle Centre

The Oracle Centre is Reading's newset shopping mall opened on the 23rd of September 1999. The centre development is now complete with a grand entrance opening on to Broad Street. A wide range of...
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Jackson's.

Jackson's is a long-established department store at the crossroads of Market Place, Kings Road, Duke Street & High Street. Jackson's are a traditional department store, unique to Reading.
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Richfield Avenue, Reading, United Kingdom
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Oxford Road, (Formerly "Renaissance Reading Hotel"), Reading, Berkshire, RG1 7RH, United Kingdom
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Madejski Stadium, Junction 11, M4, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 0FL, United Kingdom
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Caversham Bridge Richfield Ave, (formerly Holiday Inn), Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8BD, United Kingdom
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25b Friar Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1DP, United Kingdom
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25 A. Friar St., Reading Station, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1DP, United Kingdom
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Things to Do Near Reading

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Stratfield Saye House

The stables at Stratfield Saye, which are contemporary with the original 17th century house, contain an exhibition about the life of the First Duke, including items from his time in India, a press...
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Dorchester Abbey

Built on the site of two earlier Saxon cathedrals, little remains of this important and once prosperous Augustinian priory. However, the existing abbey church dates from around 1140, and is full of...
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Days Lock

Being located in a typical English landscape of hills and dales, meadows, pastures and the Thames meandering through it, Dorchester makes an ideal base for a little hike along the river. Leave the...
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Hughenden Manor

Hughenden Manor is the former home of Victorian novelist and Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, which he bought in 1848. It is located a mile or two outside the town. Part of the parkland is now owned...
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Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

This museum is partly about the life of Roald Dahl, and partly about the process of creative writing. It celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2015. New exhibits have been added since the first time I...
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The Ridgeway

The Ridgeway is a 250-mile long prehistoric trackway which probably originally ran from the Dorset coast to the Wash, following high ground which made both travelling and navigating easier. The route...
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