The roman town is a good 20mins drive from Reading and 5mins from the car park. But it's worth it to have a walk around the walls of the old town. Being so remote it remains relatively unspoilt; there's no plastic walkway, gift shop, audio tour, or any other of the perfunctory tourist treats. When you're there you can see the enclosure of the town just as it was in Roman times. The highlight of the visit is standing in the amphitheatre, much of which remains intact. Be warned though, there are no toilet facilities there; if you need to go then you go as the Romans went!
I've visited Calleva a dozen times in the past 4 years and it never loses its majesty.
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