Reading Abbey Quarter

Visit the Reading Abbey Quarter and learn about its fascinating 900 years of history. 

The Abbey Quarter covers the former precinct of one of Europe's largest royal monasteries. We recommend starting your visit by discovering the history of Reading's royal abbey and the Norman conquest at Reading Museum. Then explore the layers of history with a stroll around the Quarter. 

Reading is on the Great West Way touring route, so is an ideal base to explore all of its amazing attractions a whether you’re travelling by bus, bike, car or train.