Destination guide

Travel to cosy Reading

Enjoy the area's festivals, churches and history with a rental holiday home in Reading. This welcoming and walkable city entices travellers with its riverfront and parks. Oracle and Reading Abbey Ruins are just a couple of the must-see attractions. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Reading

Are you searching for attractions to visit during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Reading a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Legoland (14 mi / 22.5 km)
  • Thorpe Park (20.2 mi / 32.4 km)
  • Caversham Golf Club (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Lagoona Park (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Stanlake Park Wine Estate (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Beale Park (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Reading

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Reading is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Forbury Gardens (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Prospect Park (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Pincents Hill (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Dinton Pastures Country Park (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Wellington Country Park (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • California Country Park (6.8 mi / 11 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Reading

Fly into London (LHR-Heathrow), the closest airport, located 22.4 mi (36.1 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Oxford (OXF), which is 29.8 mi (48 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Reading Station, Reading West Station and Reading Earley Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Where to stay near Reading?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 169 holiday rentals near Reading. From 99 Condos/Apartments to 41 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Reading for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Reading?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Reading. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Reading Tilehurst Station: 462 holiday rentals
  • John Lewis Reading: 485 holiday rentals
  • Reading Station: 474 holiday rentals
  • University of Reading: 499 holiday rentals
  • St. Laurence Church: 478 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Reading listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Reading?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 99 Condos/Apartments in Reading. Our other popular types of Reading holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 41 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 19 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 19 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Reading?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 7 holiday homes with pool available in Reading. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.