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Best Castles and Palaces In Reading

We've rounded up the best castles and palaces in Reading in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you.

There are 17 Reading castles and palaces to pick from.

Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including museums and art galleries, or tourist attractions. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the castles and palaces we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

  1. Outside view of The Vyne in Basingstoke

    The Vyne

    Basingstoke

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    The Vyne is a National Trust managed property with a house and gardens to explore plus a tearoom to enjoy but the children will want to visit for the...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 11.4 miles from Reading
  2. Outside view of Odiham Castle

    Odiham Castle

    Odiham

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    Odiham Castle  is known locally as King John's Castle Odiham Castle is located within a tranquil site adjacent to the Basingstoke Canal. The flint ru...

    4 star rating Rating 4/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 13.4 miles from Reading
  3. Gardens at Windsor Castle

    Windsor Castle

    Windsor

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    Calling all royalty - official or otherwise! Windsor Castle is the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world, the official residences of Her Ma...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 16 miles from Reading
  4. Outside view of Highclere Castle in Newbury

    Highclere Castle

    Newbury

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    Highclere Castle is one of England's most beautiful Victorian Castles set and has a great backdrop too with 1,000 acres of spectacular parkland surro...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor 18.9 miles from Reading
  5. Boys sword fighting at Oxford Castle Unlocked

    Oxford Castle & Prison

    Oxford

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    Travel back in time to Oxford Castle Unlocked: home to over 10 centuries of intrigue. This site is packed to the brim with history; where to start?!...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 24.1 miles from Reading
  6. Fountain at Hampton Court Palace in East Molesey

    Hampton Court Palace

    East Molesey

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    Picture yourself as a member of the royal family at Hampton Court Palace. Wander around the impressive grounds and gaze upon the vast opulence of the...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 27.7 miles from Reading
  7. Ruins at Berkhamsted Castle

    Berkhamsted Castle

    Berkhamsted

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    Berkhamsted Castle has opportunities for enjoyment for all ages. Pre-school children can run about safely in the bailey and play games. Older childre...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 27.8 miles from Reading
  8. Outside view of Winchester Castle and Great Hall

    Winchester Castle and Great Hall

    Winchester

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    Winchester Castle and Great Hall gives you and the kids a chance to visit one of the finest remaining medieval halls, which contains a replica of Kin...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 30 miles from Reading
  9. Blenheim Palace

    Blenheim Palace

    Woodstock

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    Dating back 300 years and packed full of games and play, Blenheim Palace is a World Heritage gem nestled in the rolling hills of Oxfordshire. Step do...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 31.5 miles from Reading
  10. Corridor at Kensington Palace

    Kensington Palace

    Kensington

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    Consider yourself royalty on a day out at Kensington Palace. It’s got everything your little aristocrats could need - exploration trails, ornamental...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 34.2 miles from Reading
  11. Outside view of Buckingham Palace in London

    Buckingham Palace

    London

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    Have a royal day out at Buckingham Palace! The palace is the official London residence of Her Majesty The Queen and serves as both home and office. T...

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 36.1 miles from Reading
  12. Inside view of Banqueting House in London

    Banqueting House

    London

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    Through feast and famine, Banqueting House has been a hideaway for royalty over the centuries. Explore its feasting hall, the secret drinking den, pl...

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor 36.8 miles from Reading
  13. Outside view of Alexandra Palace in London

    Alexandra Palace

    London

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    The iconic Alexandra Palace has everything you and the kids need for a fun family day out. There’s lots of history to discover (including the birthpl...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 37.6 miles from Reading
  14. Knight demonstration at Fishbourne Roman Palace in Chichester

    Fishbourne Roman Palace

    Chichester

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    The Fishbourne Roman Palace was actually discovered by accident by workmen digging in 1960. Modern excavations have revealed that the site shifted fr...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 43.3 miles from Reading
  15. Outside view of Broughton Castle in Banbury

    Broughton Castle

    Banbury

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    Broughton Castle is a handsome fort and moat manor house made somewhat more famous recently through it's recognisable roles in Wolf Hall, Shakespeare...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 44.3 miles from Reading
  16. Knight jousting demonstration at Arundel Castle

    Arundel Castle

    Arundel

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    There is nearly 1,000 years of history at the Arundel Castle, situated in magnificent grounds overlooking the River Arun in West Sussex and built at...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor 45.2 miles from Reading
  17. Outside view of Southsea Castle

    Southsea Castle

    Southsea

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    Southsea Castle is a treasure trove of fascinating stories just waiting to be told, making for an enthralling and fun filled day out with the kids, p...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 47 miles from Reading

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