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Silchester Roman City Walls and Amphitheatre

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Address: Wall Lane, Reading RG7 2HP, England
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Visible history. and a pleasant walk

Calleva Atrebatum was a vast Iron Age settlement built on a NW-SE/SE-NW grid plan. During the Roman period the centre of the settlement was surrounded by the mile-long wall now... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Calleva Atrebatum was a vast Iron Age settlement built on a NW-SE/SE-NW grid plan. During the Roman period the centre of the settlement was surrounded by the mile-long wall now visible today, and an amphitheatre built just outside the walls. The walls, amphitheatre and earthworks are no all that can be seen on the surface. To see the finds from... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having lived in Berkshire all my life, I visited Silchester Roman City Walls for the first time last year. It is such a beautiful, peaceful and relaxing walk, with stunning views across the countryside. It is also worth visiting Silchester Church whilst there.

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New years day in fact. Just the right length to clear the head and get over a late night. Easy level walk, good signs, and a smattering of rain near the end. Worth the walk but dont travel too far to get there.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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Calleva Atrebatum ("Calleva of the Atrebates"), was an Iron Age oppidum (An oppidum (plural oppida) is a large fortified Iron Age settlement) and subsequently a town in the Roman province of Britannia and the civitas capital of the Atrebates tribe. Its ruins are now known as Silchester Roman Town. All that is now visible above ground, of a settlement that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Other than the walls, nothing remains of the Roman town, but worth a visit. Ampitheatre is worth a look outside the walls

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

Great to have a venue close by and not one of the most frequently visited. It's free and quiet. Pop in

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

This is a surprisingly good walk, lots of interesting things to see, the route around is peppered with story boards, explaining the different landmarks, best done on a dry sunny day, take food & water as there is nothing much around

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Walked around the wall and amazed by the existence of so much of the structure of the old city leaving your imagination to fill in the blanks. A great walk!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

Had a great day out with the grandchildren so much to see and sets the imagination of the kids, wild wish there was more information on site about the certain areas that are available to see this was once the capital of ancient Briton and should have more standing than most sites There has been a lot of rebuilding done... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

This is not a site that will leave you overwhelmed with archeological brilliance. As sites go, it is pretty under-developed. But.. the parking is plentiful, the countryside is gorgeous, and it is a fantastic walk. It really is just the walls and some gates left, but it still gives a great impression of what might once have been! (And it... More 

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