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Silchester Roman City Walls and Amphitheatre

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A good walk around the defensive walls of the old Roman town. Still a very impressive site. It's... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Reading, United Kingdom
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Not a lot left

We wanted to point out this is a hard walk. I am disabled and just couldn't tackle the walk needed... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 16 January 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
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Reviewed 9 January 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 29 November 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
Thank Owdmon
Reviewed 24 November 2018

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

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Promisedyouamiracle
Reviewed 3 November 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank judithhamilton2018
Reviewed 15 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ruediger G
Reviewed 9 October 2018

I recently went here with my husband and my dad and we can all agree that the renovation of the place is marvellous. The information boards are cram packed with history.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Patricia K
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amanda k
26 October 2018|
Response from Ruediger G | Reviewed this property |
10 minutes by train and then about 45 minutes walk
9 August 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
8 November 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