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Silchester

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Address: Reading, England

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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4 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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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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Reading, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The dig is only open to the public for about 3 weeks a year. It's a out a 20minute walk from the car park to the site and there are two large areas being excavated. I took my nephewsaged 11 &13 and they were. It's quite bored.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A bit of a hidden treasure in rural Berkshire. We had a fabulous couple of hours just walking around the walls and exploring the amphitheatre. I obviously wouldn't recommend it for a wet day activity, but on a dry day, it's a fab walk and really interesting experience.

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