Explore Reading’s royal connection through our Coronation Trail

Are you looking for something different to do this coronation weekend? Why not explore Reading’s royal connections with PACT’s Coronation Royal Walk and Activity Trail!

To celebrate the coronation of King Charles III, PACT is delighted to have partnerned with a selection of local businesses and individuals to share a self-guided regal trail around Reading. This family-friendly walk takes people to some of the many sites across the town that have been visited by kings and queens over the centuries.

With a welcome from the Lord Lieutenant, The King’s representative in Berkshire, Mr James Puxley CVO, this map and guide is free for people to download and enjoy over the coronation weekend and in the coming weeks (and hard copies will be available at selected sites across the town).

A variety of special places are included in the walk for people to explore: discover the Bayeux Tapestry in Reading Museum, depicting William I defeating Harold II in the Norman conquest of 1066, gaze at the prominent statue of Edward VII outside Reading station, and find a number of sites visited or opened by the late Queen Elizabeth II.

This easy to follow map and guide has been excellently designed by Terry Dixon of Terry’s Reading Walkabouts and James Denny of Purple Hare and it guides people around the town providing information, history and facts about the different locations. Along the way there are also gardens and green spaces for families to pause and enjoy a picnic.

We hope you enjoy PACT’s Coronation Trail! Don’t forget to scan the link when you’ve completed the walk to let us know how it went.