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Cirencester Amphitheatre

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Address: Bristol Road, Cirencester, England
Phone Number: 01285 655 611

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Worth an hour - nice place for a picnic

I have visited amphitheatres in countries such as Greece, Italy, Tunisia, Egypt- all are far more impressive than this place! The 'remains' on view here simply consist of a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2016
Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia

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Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

I have visited amphitheatres in countries such as Greece, Italy, Tunisia, Egypt- all are far more impressive than this place! The 'remains' on view here simply consist of a grassy bowl and ramped sides The adequate signage paint a nice historic picture of the site but you really need to have a vivid imagination as there is little by way... More 

1 Thank Benjamindrfranklin
Waterford, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

What have the romans ever done for us? ... well they left this amazing amphitheater, of which the outline still remains today. We saw the signs in the city centre and followed to a residential area. Some on road parking is available. We popped in for 40 minutes and walked the site. Certainly worth seeing.

1 Thank ShaneMcDonald
Newmarket, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Visited the amphitheatre first thing on a misty summer morning. It links nicely with the other roman finds in the town and was well worth a visit. Even if the banks are grassy and overgrown there is a real sense of place. The information boards are useful for bringing the past to life.

Thank K B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Nearly didn't come here as it was 'only' an earthwork but actually it's hugely impressive. Probably only need 30 minutes to see and walk around it but on a sunny day such as we had I can think of a lot worse things to do.

Thank TCMike54
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Looks maintained-grass is cut. Not a bad place to chill (catch some sun, read a book, have a picnic etc.). A staple of this cities`s roman history, brings a specific aura.

Thank Biirins
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Helpful signage gives background and unlocks more of the atmosphere that must have permeated this place when it was home to 8000 folk watching whatever "entertainment" the populace of Roman Britain thought acceptable. Bear baiting isnt for me but this is now and that was then. Free to get in and walk around at leisure and well worth a visit... More 

Thank wart1
Alameda, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This is what one might call a long run for a short slide. There are no ruins to see. The site is an empty grassy bowl surrounded by grassy mounds.

Thank Doctor G
Newbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

We visited this to relive the excitement of the Roman arena and, although there were some informative signs, we are disappointed that it was quite messy with rubbish and didn't feel particularly welcoming. There were people shouting aggressively which isn't the amphitheatre's fault but somewhat spoiled our experience.

1 Thank Laura H
Reading, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Followed the signs. Bigger & taller than Maumbury rings great views of the town, nothing under cover.

Thank Andyhw27
Llangrannog, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

A great reminder of Roman Britain, still remarkably intact after 1600 years. Great acoustics, get someone to stand in the middle of the arena while you listen from the banks, you can hear every word. Easy to imagine the spectacles that took lace there. Go to the Corinium Museum not far away, you have to pay to get in but... More 

2 Thank paul d

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