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English Heritage | Roman Amphitheatre, Chester CH1 2BN, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although as some reviewers have stated ,Chester Roman Amphitheatre looks at first glance to be a sort of exposed pit but this is in fact the largest amphitheatre uncovered in Britain to date and is in fact a Grade I listed building managed by English...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 293neilk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wasn’t too sure what to expect but an interesting part of Chester’s history to look at! You can see where the Amphitheatre was and read about what happened and walk around picturing what it might have been like! You’ll only be there 15/20 minutes at...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Nashim P
Reviewed 11 February 2019

The Amphitheatre lies on the edge of the City Centre, but if you expect to see a monument you'll be disappointed as its just a very small shallow pit what's left of it. Although it does have notice boards explaining what went on there's very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank edwardbear80
Reviewed 26 January 2019

There isn't much left of the actual amphitheatre however there are some interesting information boards and it is a nice spot to contemplate what life may have been like back in Roman times.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Daniel T
Reviewed 9 October 2018

There's not much left of the amphitheater and very little of its remains is excavated. The nearby Roman garden is a tiny collection of unremarkable column parts of little interest. If you're in the area go see it. Otherwise paying a special visit is a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ron S
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

What an amazing piece of Roman architecture. Uncovered relatively recently with much still underneath buildings. You really get a sense of Roman Chester or Deva. Not to be missed - be prepared to use your imagination too! Delighted to see hoards of schoolchildren with shields...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank M997RTcathyc
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Its just a minute from all heritage places. Its a small area and really nothing much to see, except dry mud. its kept well but barring that nothing else. The plaques tell u the story

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank BomiPardiwalla
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Chester was named Deva by the ancient Romans and for many years the Amphitheatre was hidden after buildings were constructed on top of the site. It was rediscovered in the 20th century and has had a bit of a makeover in recent years with plaques...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tremse
Reviewed 21 September 2018

The biggest disappointment in Chester would be the Roman Amphitheater. Sure, there is no admissions charge, but you get what you pay for. It's difficult to know from what is visible, the real size or shape of the original amphitheater. Most of the signs at...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank middle_aged_guy
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

The Roman Amphitheater in Chester is near St. John the Baptist Church. It was built in 80AD and in its hey day it was a place of Gladiators and executions. It was though built over and now about a quarter of the amphitheater has been...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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