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Address: Reading, England
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Wonderful walking trail

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Newbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This is a great place to take your dog for a walk. It is long enough to be a good walk but not too long to wear you out. The old wall is lovely to see and there are a few information stands to read about the history of the area.

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Cheshire, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

A place of huge archaeological significance and with an amazing history. It is also a lovely place to be. The problem is that there's just not a lot to see. So by all means go, have a wander, soak up the history - but just don't expect too much. A nice way to spend a couple of hours but I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Al that is left were the walls (in some places quite high, in others at ground level). Didn't get to amphitheatre. Very pleasant for a sunny afternoon walk, but do take walking boots - the paths are not flat.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This is the roman ruins of Cavella Atrebatum. Large parts of the city walls still stand and can be walked around. There is also a side route to visit the ampitheatre. There are interesting information signs around the ruins. It is beside a small village, so somewhere probably only accessible by private transport. It is free parking, which is why... More 

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Stratfield Mortimer, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

You would be well advised to do a little reading up before you visit to get a real sense of how important Silchester was in Roman times. Even if you don't, the old city walls are impressive - over 2km around, with heights of over 3m in places. Visit in the summer and the medieval church often has homemade cake... More 

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Address: Reading, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading

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