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Address: Bristol Road, Cirencester, England
Phone Number: 01285 655 611
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This is an amazing piece of history lurking in the Cirencester Hospital grounds. Well maintained by the council to provide good paths and access, but still allowing the visitor to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2015
Nick A
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Marlborough, United Kingdom

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A potentially great place to visit, but with no obvious signs displaying information on the entrances to the attraction it just appeared to be a few grass mounds of some importance. Good point is it is free, however there is no decent parking withing range.

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

This is an amazing piece of history lurking in the Cirencester Hospital grounds. Well maintained by the council to provide good paths and access, but still allowing the visitor to stroll around all the site seeing what it would have been like as a spectator or combatant in the arena. Surrounded by houses and building but still providing a quite... More 

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1 Thank Nick A
Tetbury, United Kingdom
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218 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

travel back in time to this amazing amphitheatre and believe you can see the gladiators! but no lions in sight! not far from the town centre and well worth it.

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Thank JohnSFleet_Hants_UK
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Expecting something what looked as an amfitheatre we searched for the place but missed it three times. The reason there is nothing to see but a hill with neatly cut grass. Do not loose time searching for this, only when ypu want to go for a picnic. We where ther in October so not really picnic conditions.

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Thank Ben B
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

You will need a lot of imagination if you visit this site as all that remains are the mounds of grass embankments as this would have been mainly a timber construction so would have stood tall and proud if you are a fan of the Romans as I am you will appreciate it and let's be honest you can run... More 

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1 Thank David L
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68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Love walking here, it's just beautiful. There are lovely places to have a picnic and walk dogs it's worth a visit in the sunshine!

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Thank Travelonthrough
Kemble, UK
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

What a shame there is no car parking - you either have a fair walk from the town or have to find a space amongst residents cars in a side street. You need gallons of imagination and I feel this could be so much better, to attract visitors, but at least it is free.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

Quite easy to find, please be aware there is no car park so you need to park on the road. Not a lot to see here just the earth mounds but nice to sit and look at the scenery on a nice sunny day (like today). It doesn't cost any thing to get in.

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England
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194 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Reading other Tripadvisors reviews and their difficultly in finding the location/ being a distance from the Town Centre, I found that these 2 factors could be overcome by parking at the entrance to the site on Cotswold Avenue (off the Bristol Road at postcode GL7 1XW). At the entrance is an illustrated display board where, amongst other things, it mentions... More 

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3 Thank MedEngland
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

A very unexpected sight in an awkward part of the town to find. Well worth the effort as it conveys a little of what going to the thrills and spills at the amphitheatre was like 2000 years ago. Much more could be made of it, but I was glad of the quietness. It allowed my imagination to fill the scene.

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