Destination guide

Travel to cozy Reading

Enjoy the area's festivals, churches and history and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Reading. This welcoming and walkable city entices travelers with its riverfront and parks. Oracle and Reading Abbey Ruins are just a couple of the must-sees. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation 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 cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Reading a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 center:

  • 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)
Transport

Transportation options to and around Reading

Fly into London (LHR-Heathrow), the closest airport, located 22.4 mi (36.1 km) from the city center. 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 traveling by train, Reading Station, Reading West Station and Reading Earley Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Where to stay around Reading?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 403 holiday lettings near Reading. From 201 Condos/Apartments to 121 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Reading 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 accommodations near great places in Reading. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • John Lewis Reading: 435 holiday lettings
  • Reading Station: 433 holiday lettings
  • Reading Twyford Station: 541 holiday lettings
  • University of Reading: 453 holiday lettings
  • Museum Of Berkshire Aviation: 519 holiday lettings

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 201 Condos/Apartments in Reading. Our other popular types of Reading holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 121 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 47 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 47 self catering accommodations

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 17 holiday homes with pool available in Reading. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.