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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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Lovely quiet walk

I love walking round this place. Great for a group, on your own or with a dog. Very peaceful, and worth a visit any time of year. When it's wet, wear wellies !

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Bramley, United Kingdom
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Bramley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love walking round this place. Great for a group, on your own or with a dog. Very peaceful, and worth a visit any time of year. When it's wet, wear wellies !

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

Great place to walk and interesting, Amphitheatre unusual well worth a visit nice pubs in surrounding area

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this place and visit it often with my family and dog. We are lucky enough to live around the corner so it's perfect. You can walk around the top or bottom of the wall, which my kids love (from an early age up to now aged 9 and 12). We also take a picnic when the weather is... More 

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Thank PaulineNorris
Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Well, how disappointing. I have been walking my two dogs here for years and not once have I been challenged by a Roman; how sloppy is that? I've wandered around the walls, stood at the gates waiting for the "who goes there?" question, and....nothing. Not a centurian in sight, no spears jabbing in the ribs, no sign of Russell Crowe... More 

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Thank Richard G
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Somehow, walking around the real Roman walls makes it somehow more real than museums. You can walk into the middle of the amphitheatre and look up at the stands imagining how they were 2 000 years ago (now filled with trees). Very evocative.

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Thank Jay D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Few stone made things resist the test of millenia and to see these Roman walls still standing after so many years, yes, it is remarkable. Usually the stones would have been used to develop local settlements but for whatever reasons it didn't happen in Silchester. In places the wall is quite tall (approx 4,8m, according to one of the information... More 

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Thank Mike G
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If anybody is looking to visit this site for serious insight in to a Roman settlement they will be sorely disappointed. The walls, whilst still impressively sturdy are almost entirely hidden by vegetation for long stretches. There are plaques around the site that give information regarding the area but these are few and far between. The Amphitheatre is now just... More 

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Thank Lee T
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Calleva Atrebatum. I live near the Roman Wall in Silchester. And I’m afraid I take it for granted ,it’s a nice walk in all seasons, it’s to the west of the Silchester Roman Town and the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, which is just within the town wall and about 1 mile to the Local Silchester Inn. The... More 

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Thank Flicktone
Silchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Silchester Roman City Walls and Amphitheatre are an absolute must for anyone interested in Roman history in Britain. The Walls are amazingly well preserved, and they are tall, and it is possible to walk along the top of them in some places. They encircle what was the Roman city of Calleva Atrebatum, ruins of which can be viewed during... More 

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Thank Linda H
Hook, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place. It is an amazing thing to walk around the whole town and see the differing height of the wall which is extremely well preserved in places. The amphitheatre is well worth visiting and you get a real feel to how it must have felt to be fighting to the death as you stand in the arena.... More 

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