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Cirencester Amphitheatre

Address: Bristol Road, Cirencester, England
Phone Number: 01285 655 611
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Ranked #5 of 9 Activities in Cirencester
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

THe amphitheater is difficult to really see unless you know where it is.. once there though you will picture what it was like

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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
20 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

There is not much there admittedly and the interpretation is somewhat lacking but this is still well worth a visit. There it is, right in front of you, evidence that two thousand years ago the Romans were enjoying their own version of the X factor.

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Courtenay, Vancouver Island, BC
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73 reviews 73 reviews
22 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This was the first spot we got to on our first visit to Cirencester. We'd parked nearby and were heading downtown, saw the sign to the amphitheatre, and walked over. Beautiful green oasis, and excellent views of the city from the top of the hill. Easy to imagine it having been used by the Romans for all kinds of spectator... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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335 reviews 335 reviews
196 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Amazingly still here, and in reasonable condition after 2000 or so years, the amphitheater is a bit underwhelming. Well looked after the English heritage people, this property, consisting of circular concentric grass covered rings needs a bit more imagination than we could offer. We didn't expect any Russell Crowe lookalikes but some more info would have welcome, consequently the site... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Looking at the poster I was expecting more from the "Roman amphitheatre" but basically it was just a slight dip in the ground. I expect it was a lot more exciting 2000 years ago. Go to the pub instead.

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

There is little signage how to get here , but spoke to a few locals and explained how too.There is not a lot to do but if you want some where of the track to have a bit of peace and quiet this is it.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Study the information board before entering the amphitheatre and the let your imagination take over. Better still pretend you're Russel Crowe in Gladiator. Great for both little and big kids.

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East Flanders Province, Belgium
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The pace gives you an idea, but if you've visited other arena's, then it's just for the walk and the view. Not bad, but not top!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Visited this many times for history lessons at school, visually just alot of earth and grass, but some interesting history buried beneath the ground. If your into Romans the museum in town has a lot more to interact with. The amphitheatre is tucked behind a gate with minimal signage and doesn't have its own car park only on street parking... More 

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

great if you love the history behind this..... Great for picnics and the snow sledging..... great day out for the kids!!!

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