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Silchester Roman City Walls and Amphitheatre

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Address: Wall Lane, Reading RG7 2HP, England
Phone Number: 1234
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Roman settlement walk

This is a surprisingly good walk, lots of interesting things to see, the route around is peppered with story boards, explaining the different landmarks, best done on a dry sunny... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a surprisingly good walk, lots of interesting things to see, the route around is peppered with story boards, explaining the different landmarks, best done on a dry sunny day, take food & water as there is nothing much around

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Walked around the wall and amazed by the existence of so much of the structure of the old city leaving your imagination to fill in the blanks. A great walk!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great day out with the grandchildren so much to see and sets the imagination of the kids, wild wish there was more information on site about the certain areas that are available to see this was once the capital of ancient Briton and should have more standing than most sites There has been a lot of rebuilding done... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not a site that will leave you overwhelmed with archeological brilliance. As sites go, it is pretty under-developed. But.. the parking is plentiful, the countryside is gorgeous, and it is a fantastic walk. It really is just the walls and some gates left, but it still gives a great impression of what might once have been! (And it... More 

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Thank Neil F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Site remains are the main walls themselves for the town, plus the amphitheatre to the north-east (?) across the road. Some of the gates are in reasonable condition. Pros: -Free - Large Car Park - Location - there's several footpaths in this area which all link up, so if you wish to take a longer walk this is an excellent... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We're not blessed with great Roman ruins in the UK, and these are no exception. There's little in the way of information about the site, and the walls don't extend around the whole former city. Nevertheless it is an interesting place to visit and to take a stroll around (about 2 miles round), and the amphitheatre does at least give... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Silchester is a very good place to go for walking. However if you wanted to find out more information about silchester then you would have to go to Reading Museuym as there were few information point sand we were very disappointed to find that when we went the Dig site was shut. The signs around the site are very difficvult... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

From maybe 6 years old to 18 I walked a few miles to visit this Roman wall, must revisit some day and remember all those times again.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Great for a walk all year round, lovely views from the top of the wall - worth a visit to the church half way round and then pop into the Calleva for a pint !

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent place to visit if you passing or just looking for something to do, these are ruins so meet in mind that all there is too see are the remains of walls but as it is free to visit it is worth the visit.

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