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Silchester Roman City Walls and Amphitheatre

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Address: Wall Lane, Reading RG7 2HP, England
Phone Number: 1234
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Ancient site dating back to bronze age and subsequent Roman occupation.

This is an ancient site dating back to bronze age and subsequent Roman occupation. It seems to remain largely unknown to many as it is situated in the middle of farmlands well off... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Tor B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an ancient site dating back to bronze age and subsequent Roman occupation. It seems to remain largely unknown to many as it is situated in the middle of farmlands well off the beaten track. It is a good 30 minute walk from the car park to the Roman amphitheater which is largely intact. It is on the walk... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful and almost unheard of out of the local area. Well worth a visit to the wall and Saxon Church. Even better if you time it right when Reading Uni has a dig on, then you can maybe get a tour of the excavations and discuss finds etc If you get time go to Reading Museum to see all the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like roman history or just walking, this is well worth a look! There is a circular walk around the walls or you can cut through half way round and go back via the old East/West Roman Road across the site or down the current road which goes around the site. You don't see much of the walls while... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In its day Calleva Atrebatum must have been an impressive site. A considerable amount of the town walls are still intact although what was once the town is now mostly fields. One of the most famous finds was a small gold eagle that inspired the novel "The Eagle of the Ninth" this can be seen in Reading museum. The site... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having visited many times before by car and bike and parking by the church, we decided to do the Silchester trail beginning at Bramley. The reason for this is that you approach from the south, slowly climbing with increasing anticipation of the wonders that still remain (see earlier review). Your appreciation of the site is definitely increased as you have... More 

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Thank Robin N
Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

City walls are still intact with information signs around the site giving information and sketches of what it may have looked like. Amphitheatre is pretty cool and the village church does home made cakes and tea some weekends (worth looking up very old Norman church) lots of archeology digs happen at this site, all the findings are at Reading museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

an excellent day out with the kids and a great way to introduce them to roman history one of the few un spoilt sites in the south of england

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm very lucky to live only a stones throw away from the Roman village of Silchester. It's a great place to walk round the wall and is full of historical facts which you can read on your way round. Dog friendly too. The ampitheatre across the road is a must too.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are few places to visit near Reading that are both free to visit and free for parking. Wandering around the old walls and imagining the hustle and bustle of life in what was once an important Roman town, and is one of the only ones in Britain which hasn't since been built on, is a lovely experience. Whilst little... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Silchester Roman City, or what is left of it, last weekend. I didn't really do much research so was a bit surprised with how little there is there. There are some impressive Roman walls, maybe 2m high in places and well preserved, but there's really not much else. However, the place is very well kept (good paths,... More 

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