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An unexpected surprise

It is a must !!! Absolutely fascinating. Make sure you have sensible foot ware and give yourselves plenty of time to explore!!,

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It is a must !!! Absolutely fascinating. Make sure you have sensible foot ware and give yourselves plenty of time to explore!!,

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

There's nothing better than a walk in the English countryside, except maybe when you discover an ancient Roman walled town where you can still walk around the top of the wall (in places). You can let you imagination run wild when you step into the amphitheater and picture gladiators fighting on the very spot you are standing. Once you've finished... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Calleva Atrebatum, the Roman town trail. It is a lovely place and the day we went the weather was perfect. The wall is quite extensive and more exists than the website shows. We were there walking for probably 90 mins. It is a popular place for dog walkers. There is a lovely church still in existence and good signs to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

If the people who designed the Stonehenge museum could just step in here please? If ever there was an overlooked underdeveloped site this is it. It is amazing, but you need your imagination as there is little beyond a dusty carpark and some signs. Could be much, much more!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The Roman walls, still standing for most of their length, now enclose fields and sheep. It's a very pleasant walk around the ancient boundaries of the town, then a visit to the rustic Roman amphitheater. We also stopped by the 12th century church of St Mary (with a Tudor rood screen that survived Cromwell) for tea and cake (delicious). We... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A brilliant place to go walking. There is a pub part way round where you can stop and have food. I walked it on a warm, dry day. No doubt, the dry hard ground would be a muddy mess in the winter.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A nice way to while away an hour or two, when we went out son was 4 and rode his bike so didn't get bored while we looked at the historical stuff.

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Wokingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This is an abandoned Roman town. The walls are still intact. You can walk around them or through the middle. It's fascinating, with several explanatory signs. There's also an amphitheatre nearby.

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Bramley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The remains of the Calleva Atrebatum are modest but nonethless of massive historical significance. If you visit make sure you combine the visit with a ramble around the lovely Hampshire countryside

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Easy to find and a free car park; definitely recommend downloading the audio tour guide from English Heritage. This leads you round the site, past the notice boards. Good info on the web, best download before you visit. Though the excavations are now finished, I've had great help in ansering the questions raised while on site. Added bonus was the... More 

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