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Address: Reading, England
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Wonderful Hiking

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Bramley, United Kingdom
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Bramley, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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3 helpful votes 3 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
16 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
4 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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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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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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