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Silchester Roman City Walls and Amphitheatre

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Nice walk on a sunny evening, my son enjoyed walking along here and reading the information along... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Great for a pleasant easy walk with good insight into the original scale of this city site and amphitheatre

Silchester Roman City is managed by English Heritage, but free to visit at the time of writing... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I you a are visiting don't set expectations high as there is not much to see. Ruined walls mark the perimeter. The most impressive sight is the amphitheatre but apart from that it is just a big green field. You have to use your imagination...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice walk on a sunny evening, my son enjoyed walking along here and reading the information along the way.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank SineadW507
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Silchester Roman City is managed by English Heritage, but free to visit at the time of writing. When you arrive at the official car park on Wall Lane, north-west of the site ( 51°21'41.4"N 1°05'17.4"W - marked on Google maps), there are some information posts/pillars...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 15, 2019

On a nice day, this is a nice walk on a very ruinous walls and landscape. You can walk where the walls were and see an old church and amphitheatre. It is a nice walk for a nice day to visit this old settlement. Combine...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed February 23, 2019

We had never heard of this site which is HUGE. Although there is not much to see apart from parts of the walls it is still an impressive site to visit. As others have said don't miss the amphitheatre which is outside the walls. Wear...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Margaret W
Reviewed January 19, 2019 via mobile

A good walk around the defensive walls of the old Roman town. Still a very impressive site. It's not an easy walk but is worth the effort. Make sure you pop into the amphitheatre on the way round. I've previously seen the artefacts in Reading...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 17, 2019 via mobile

We wanted to point out this is a hard walk. I am disabled and just couldn't tackle the walk needed. We read the signs and could get the shape of the theatre. It's in the middle of nowhere so even in Roman times the walk...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank A3303XQpaulh
Reviewed January 16, 2019

Most beautiful walk in the English countryside along with Interesting views and imagenings of years gone by. The bus stop at Cavella Arms is well placed as you can have some mulled wine inside while you await your return bus which will pass and return...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 276belindah
Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

A very interesting place to visit. You can walk the Roman wall surrounding a field where the town once stood. There is plenty of parking at various points. What was particularly good for me was being able to take a couple of dogs that I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Serotine
Reviewed November 29, 2018

I recently had the chance to visit Silchester Roman City while my wife was working close by. This is an isolated site, along small country roads and with an unsupervised, but free car park. (There are notices saying beware thieves!) Entrance to the city is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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amanda k
October 26, 2018|
Response from Ruediger G | Reviewed this property |
10 minutes by train and then about 45 minutes walk
August 9, 2016|
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Response from Sharp_Glass | Reviewed this property |
absolutely, wont be any cover if it rains but some lovely spots to picnic. Don't miss the beautiful Saxon Church or the Roman Amphitheater down the road a little
Sarah S
November 8, 2015|
Response from travellerJimBob |
Yes, dogs are allowed, we often walk our dogs here. Sometimes there are cattle grazing and they have to be on the lead through the churchyard, but in general it's a nice place to walk dogs