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Silchester Roman City Walls and Amphitheatre

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Address: Wall Lane, Reading RG7 2HP, England
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Brisk walk around the walls.

New years day in fact. Just the right length to clear the head and get over a late night. Easy level walk, good signs, and a smattering of rain near the end. Worth the walk but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

New years day in fact. Just the right length to clear the head and get over a late night. Easy level walk, good signs, and a smattering of rain near the end. Worth the walk but dont travel too far to get there.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Calleva Atrebatum ("Calleva of the Atrebates"), was an Iron Age oppidum (An oppidum (plural oppida) is a large fortified Iron Age settlement) and subsequently a town in the Roman province of Britannia and the civitas capital of the Atrebates tribe. Its ruins are now known as Silchester Roman Town. All that is now visible above ground, of a settlement that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Other than the walls, nothing remains of the Roman town, but worth a visit. Ampitheatre is worth a look outside the walls

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Great to have a venue close by and not one of the most frequently visited. It's free and quiet. Pop in

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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 27 November 2016

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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Thank Simon R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 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 16 November 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

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 6 November 2016

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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