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Address: Cotswold Avenue, Cirencester GL7 1XW, England
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Roman town

It's a grass dip on the outskirts of Cirencester. There is an information board to explain what it is and free parking very close. It's a pleasant place to sit for a while but is... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 February 2017
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

It's a grass dip on the outskirts of Cirencester. There is an information board to explain what it is and free parking very close. It's a pleasant place to sit for a while but is nothing spectacular.

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Thank Clare D
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

The Amphitheatre is easily reachable either on foot from Cirencester or by car. If you use the latter, park in the Scout Car Park which is very near to the attraction. The Amphitheatre itself shows the physical signs of its existence through the large 10-meter high mounds that encompass it. They are all covered in grass. However, by reading the... More 

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Thank Ratho099
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

A short distance away from the town centre this is easily accessible. It's easy to imagine what it might have been like to be a gladiator when standing in the middle of the large space that according to the useful information boards would have allowed 8000 people to watch the events. Need to allow around an hour to explore, perhaps... More 

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Thank Laurence A
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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214 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Slightly out. Of town now even following the signs was challenging so found it albeit a little frustrated hence our 'is that it' exclamations upon arrival. History takes many different shapes & forms after all.

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Thank Teresa C
Chester, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

If you like Roman history, have good imagination and have got a spare hour in Cirencester, this place is definitely worth a visit although be aware, it is poorly signed from the main roads (with just a couple of signs from the town directing you). There is free parking available, with a short walk to the site. This is a... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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213 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Good to stand there, shut your eyes and think about the past. Also good for your dogs to walk. Old ppl need a walking stick

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Thank M H
Southampton, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

On the outskirts of the town,but with parking if needed,forget thoughts of banks of stone seating.It is rather like a very large grassy basin.Different ,no Ephesus but worth a look.Little more to say unless Roman history is your chosen subject.

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Thank Replevin2015
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is not the Colosseum. But with just a little imagination and the informative signs, you get a real idea of what it must have been like. Stand in the centre of the bowl land you can see how big it must have been. It's free, too.

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Thank Stuart H
London
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41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Don't expect to see original Roman amphitheatre seating as you can in some such places around the world. The huge hillocks where the seating once was are all covered with grass as is the arena. However, it's a beautiful sight with its lush, well-kept grass, and one can easily imagine the entertainment being laid on here for a crowd in... More 

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Thank Maddalex
Swindon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

A recommendation from the 'Mother-in-Law', but certainly one i'm glad we took up! If you didn't know what you were looking at Cirencester Amphitheatre is a little difficult to work out, but once you know, simples! Impressive man-made banks - now grassed over. Free entry - so a good free day out! Car park next to the obelisk is a... More 

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