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Silchester Roman City Walls and Amphitheatre

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Lovely walk along the city wall, no visible city remains inside.

I recently had the chance to visit Silchester Roman City while my wife was working close by. This... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Standish, United Kingdom
A large community, abandoned for centuries, simply left to decay.

Silchester – Wow! I’ve lived fairly close to this site for decades, without ever realising how... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently had the chance to visit Silchester Roman City while my wife was working close by. This is an isolated site, along small country roads and with an unsupervised, but free car park. (There are notices saying beware thieves!) Entrance to the city is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Owdmon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Silchester – Wow! I’ve lived fairly close to this site for decades, without ever realising how brilliant it is! I'm so glad that I have now discovered it properly! It’s an absolute treat to be able to walk in and on and around absolutely genuine...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Rickanstis
Reviewed 7 November 2018

I live locally. A rare thing in Britain, Great for a walk around, inside and on top of the walls. There are occasional explanatory plaques. Don't miss the Amphitheatre which is easily missed. Some of the finds and pavement can be seen in Reading Museum....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Promisedyouamiracle
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Silchester is an interesting site, personally I would suggest you walk from the car park to the other side of the walls and then follow the signs to the amphitheatre. On the way back, either take the middle path which cuts straight across the site...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank judithhamilton2018
Reviewed 15 October 2018

The place is lovely. These are the remains of an ancient Roman town. The town walls are well preserved and you can walk around them. There are also two quite well preserved city gates. Do not miss the Amphitheater. The ruins still give a good...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ruediger G
Reviewed 9 October 2018

I recently went here with my husband and my dad and we can all agree that the renovation of the place is marvellous. The information boards are cram packed with history.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Patricia K
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Walking around the perimeter of Silchester's Roman City is one of the nicest around. Much of the eastern side of the city walls are visible to almost their full height, and although the interior has long since gone, the Ampitheatre is still there, and still...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KevinSadler2364
Reviewed 28 August 2018

to walk where the romans walked. Silchester is a fantastic place to visit, and as an attraction has been upgraded well over the yeras, you can really see where the walls, buildings and streets were, plus the small theater, its a real step back in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JLM3080
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

What a lovely place. It is quite a long walk from the car park and then you have the options of different trails so sensible shoes and not really wheelchair or pram friendly. We walked down to the beautiful little church where they were doing...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank FairyW
Reviewed 9 August 2018

We came here as my eldest daughter had been studying the Romans as a topic at school. I remember too coming here as a child. The whole family had a very enjoyable walk around the old city on a lovely warm afternoon

Date of experience: October 2017
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amanda k
26 October 2018|
Response from Ruediger G | Reviewed this property |
10 minutes by train and then about 45 minutes walk
9 August 2016|
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Response from Sharp_Glass | Reviewed this property |
absolutely, wont be any cover if it rains but some lovely spots to picnic. Don't miss the beautiful Saxon Church or the Roman Amphitheater down the road a little
Sarah S
8 November 2015|
Response from travellerJimBob |
Yes, dogs are allowed, we often walk our dogs here. Sometimes there are cattle grazing and they have to be on the lead through the churchyard, but in general it's a nice place to walk dogs