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A lovely walk around the walls

This is the site of an old Roman city. It is long gone, replaced by farmland, but substantial amounts of the walls remain and it made for a pleasent stroll on a Sunday afternoon... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Simon F
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London, England, United Kingdom
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London, England, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the site of an old Roman city. It is long gone, replaced by farmland, but substantial amounts of the walls remain and it made for a pleasent stroll on a Sunday afternoon. From the walls you can see the various bits of the town of Basingstoke ;-)

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Thank Simon F
Newbury, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very intresting place to visit. It's a walk to a really lovely old church also on way can watch archologist at work they even give you a tour.also when you get to the church just a short walk away there is a site of a Roman arena this is a long walk so wear comtable footwear

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Thank Newburyjean
Vancouver, Canada
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great walk around. It was fun to imagine what it would have been like in roman times and the illustrations on the panels were helpful for that. There were nice big chunks of the city walls still standing and a large part of the amphitheatre (we pretended to be gladiators). There was team doing a dig when we were there... More 

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Thank Katie_the_Muzykal
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking here is a lovely way to spend the afternoon. paths are very well maintained. However, it can be very busy over weekends with lots of large groups.

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Thank Lorna M
Briare, France
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298 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to get some excercise, and fresh air before a nice pub lunch. The various walks take you through the historic remains of this old roman town, Flint walls, amphitheatre and other remnants of this town offer a glimpse into ancient Briton.

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Thank David R
Pangbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like walking, that's a nice place to visit.You can see ancien romain walls and talk long or short walks and take a picnic with you.

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Thank Siggi2016
Reading, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Great place for a walk with good parking and good flat firm access for those wishing to take pushchairs, that and good information on the site

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Thank Adam H
Reading
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

A former Roman city just south west of Reading, where you can actually walk around the top of the original city walls dating back to the first century AD. The whole area is very beautiful and atmospheric and you can just hear the noise of the entertainment when you're in the amphitheatre nearby. The church is an excellent wedding venue.

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Thank Diane A
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Really good for a family walk. I have been a few times but the sheer scale of the place still amazes me. Across the road is also the ampitheatre.

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Thank Pearltherover
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Living locally, I try to visit Calleva when I can. I find it peaceful and calm, regardless of the weather, although it can be a bit muddy when the weather isn't good. The walls, especially if you walk around the outside, have mystique and are very thought provoking. I find it incredible that these green fields once bore a sizable... More 

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