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Cirencester Amphitheatre

Bristol Road, Cirencester, England
01285 655 611
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Ranked #7 of 10 attractions in Cirencester
Type: Theaters
Most recent review
- Jul 8, 2014
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English first
Cirencester, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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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Cirencester, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Firstly, I must admit to be slightly spoiled when it comes to ampitheatres. Having seen stunning and almost perfectly preserved ones in places like Salamis and Pula to be confronted with nothing more than (impressive) earthworks was a bit of a disappointment. The paltry amount of information available was also surprising. One small board from English Heritage was all there... More

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Jackson, Mississippi
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Information onsight was very rudimentary, but enough to understand generally. Easy to walk to just outside of city. Extremely impressive ancient place.

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Bath, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I took my elderly parents for a walk round and we all had a fantastic afternoon - its lovely thinking about what it must have felt like with 8000 people all watching the spectacle. I think the previous reviewer lacks imagination - it is just grass mounds true, put just close your eyes and dream!

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Bull Ring is a lovely adventure/wild area of parkland which wears its Roman credentials with great modesty. Good for walking dogs, children or dawdling but go to the Corinium Musuem first and it will come to life for you.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Lots of history round and about and chocolate box villages. Particularly interesting was Chedworth, a roman villa. Amphitheatre was just grass covered mounds so not really worth bothering about thats all that was visible.

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Alcester, United Kingdom
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178 reviews 178 reviews
78 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

I have driven past the sign to this attraction on the main road hundreds of times and I have now finally seen it (after a struggle to find it). Having seen other amphitheatres in Italy (Fiesole and Lecce to name two) I expected it to have the seats at least partly present. In fact it is just earth banks so... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

A big open area that gives a small flavour of 2000 years ago. I found it inspiring. Worth visiting if you are in the area, but not worth a special trip unless you are a big Roman buff (there's nothing else to do but run up and down the banks chasing the kids)

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Cirencester, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This is a great place, if not easy to find if you do not know where you are going! Have walked around here several times, but had the best time there in the snow sledging with the children - it does get very busy!

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

A short walk from the town center we did not think it difficult to find. There is nothing really there but a large bowl with grass sides so it is up to your imagination to conjure up how it would have looked 2,000 years ago with screaming hoards watching the shows unfold. Personally i thought it was excellent and evocative... More

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