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Great reminder of a distant past

Spent an afternoon exploring the Roman remains and reading the informative supporting information... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Gareth C
Newport, United Kingdom
Great Site

Been meaning to get here for years. Well preserved small amphitheatre similar to one in Romania. We... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2018
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All reviews well worth a visit roman times sunny day roman baths guide book walk around great site information boards steeped in history down the road town centre small museum roman remains car park arena grass romans
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Spent an afternoon exploring the Roman remains and reading the informative supporting information. The amphitheatre doubles up as a venue for outdoor theatre during the summer. Exploring or theatre an amazing experience.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gareth C
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

Been meaning to get here for years. Well preserved small amphitheatre similar to one in Romania. We got there 5 minutes before gate was locked so came back again in the morning. Fascinating site. Of course I had to play the ‘my name is Maximus...’...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

A wonderful place to taste bygone days, it brings history within touching distance with no restrictions other than to keep dogs on leads. It's Free, with good parking and never crowded. The Romans knew how to pick a place and this is no exception as...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NormaJulie
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Just thinking about the Roman guards and military standing around this place is pretty exciting -- if you enjoy history. Then, there are many that think that this could be the place of the storied (fabled?) Camelot and King Arthur's Roundtable. It is worth visiting...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

This is quite a significant piece of Roman architecture standings proudly in a green field very close to the town centre and with parking right next to it so good easy access. The theatre is surrounded by hills on either side one of which a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Went here and to the Roman Baths very interesting. Great for youngsters to get an on-site into local history.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank majewskij2
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Great amphitheatre, well preserved and well worth a stroll around. The theatre would have been higher with a wooden structure in Roman times, but the brickwork structure is well worth seeing. Nearby is the Roman parade ground and barracks, so you can see more than...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Always worth a visit - beautiful scenery and lots of information available to learn about the site! Definitely better on a sunny day!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 September 2018

On the plus side, this is a very interesting place to visit and to imagine the gladiators fighting it out to the death in the arena with crowds shouting and cheering. On the negative side, when we visited today, the place opened about an hour...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

How amazing. Free to visit also parking close to site and more parking in the town at a short walk. Great place to explore. Would highly recommend. Embracing our history

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from K J | Reviewed this property |
There aren't any picnic tables but as the car parking is very close (adjacent) then it's possible to take your own picnic chairs and table should you wish. Lots of grassy area to pitch up with chairs or lay blanket on the... More