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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 2 weeks ago
Nick A
Marlborough, United Kingdom

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Nick A
Tetbury, United Kingdom
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197 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 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.

Thank JohnSFleet_Hants_UK
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank Ben B
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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 

Thank David L
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68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 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!

Thank Travelonthrough
Kemble, UK
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31 reviews
11 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.

Thank Kemble_Steve_and_Jan
Swindon, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

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.

1 Thank carolyn123634
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384 reviews
172 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 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 

3 Thank MedEngland
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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.

Thank CotswoldWillie
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Visited on a beautiful sunny afternoon. Kids playing football - jolly useful having the slopes of grass, that used to be the stands full of people viewing one deadly contest or another, helps the ball roll back to you. It could be more informative but its like books and movies with books you have to fill in some of the... More 

Thank Stevo C

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