Reading Gaol Tourist attraction in Reading, United Kingdom

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Map gps coordinates: 51.456389, -0.964167
Address: Abbey Ruins, Reading RG1, UK

HM Prison Reading, formerly known as Reading Gaol, is a former prison located in Reading, Berkshire, England. The prison was operated by Her Majesty's Prison Service until its closure at the end of 2013. It is a Grade II listed building. Notable former inmate of prison include Oscar Wilde – author of poem The Ballad of Reading Gaol based on memory of an execution that took place here while he was serving a sentence for homosexual offences.


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