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Address: Reading, England

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Nice place to walk the dogs

Delighted to have found such place to visit. Whilst there wasn't a lot of the Roman ruins left on site, the remaining wall was quite impressive. Never the less, it was a great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
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English first
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Delighted to have found such place to visit. Whilst there wasn't a lot of the Roman ruins left on site, the remaining wall was quite impressive. Never the less, it was a great place to walk the dog and we will certainly return and further explore the area. Enjoy.

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

If I was to say that here in the heart of Southern England, was the remains of a buried Roman city surrounded but an almost continuous 2 km long wall reaching over 3m high in places with well preserved entrance points and amphitheatre and a beautiful medieval church with carved bench ends- and it cost nothing to visit, you would... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

There is plenty of wood and heathland in which to enjoy a walk. There are many signposted walks to follow. My grandkids love the walks through the woods where it is so quiet and peaceful but alive with nature. If you are quiet enough, you can see deer and squirrels and many species of bird. The heath is full of... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

A great and interesting walk. We had a lovely Sunday morning and virtually had the place to ourselves. The amphitheatre is reasonably well preserved as are the walls. If you want to see the finds from the Victorian dig - they're on show at Reading Museum. We'll be returning soon. Wrong not too when this close to home.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

As a February afternoon excusion while visiting the area this was disappointing. If you have visited Roman remains at Pompei or Rome then give this one a miss. Little to see except the remains of the walls. Maybe a nice circular walk in summer weather, but it was muddy underfoot almost all the way round and difficult without walking boots.... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This town was abandoned hundreds of years ago, but you can still walk almost the whole of the surrounding walls, and see the layout of the buildings within them. OK, it isn't for everyone, but if you want to visit somewhere quiet, beautiful and historically interesting then this is it. There is a church that serves afternoon teas during the... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Well worth a visit to the Roman Walls and pretty Church. From the Village Green down the track to the Roman Walls via the little museum. Steeped in history.

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Reading
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

its such an unspoilt place to walk. Its lovely whatever the weather, we walk their with our dog. Would be great to take children and tell them about the history.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Yup, as people have said before. Its more of a walk than an attraction. The dig is rarely open, and the walls themselves are not exactly sexy, but, its a good hours bimble with the dog.

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Tadley, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
12 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Yes it's a wall. Yes it's muddy in the wet and Yes,apart from the wall and reconstruction graphics on the many helpful displays it is a wee bit disappointing. But how do you turn a town such as this into an attraction. What you need to do is go with a low expectation and then absorb the atmosphere surrounding this... More 

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