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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
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
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
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
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
Silchester – Wow! I’ve lived fairly close to this site for decades, without ever realising how brilliant it is! I'm so glad that I have now discovered it properly! It’s an absolute treat to be able to walk in and on and around absolutely genuine...More
I live locally. A rare thing in Britain, Great for a walk around, inside and on top of the walls. There are occasional explanatory plaques. Don't miss the Amphitheatre which is easily missed. Some of the finds and pavement can be seen in Reading Museum....More
Silchester is an interesting site, personally I would suggest you walk from the car park to the other side of the walls and then follow the signs to the amphitheatre. On the way back, either take the middle path which cuts straight across the site...More
The place is lovely. These are the remains of an ancient Roman town. The town walls are well preserved and you can walk around them. There are also two quite well preserved city gates. Do not miss the Amphitheater. The ruins still give a good...More