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Silchester Roman City Walls and Amphitheatre

Wall Lane, Reading RG7 2HP, England
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Well worth a visit

It was really lovely to come across something as interesting as this Roman amphitheatre and walls... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lainey J
Exeter, United Kingdom
Impressive Roman ruins in the countryside

Great place to take a walk and have a picnic and imagine what this Roman town had been like nearly... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Reading, United Kingdom
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Wall Lane, Reading RG7 2HP, England
Wall Lane, Reading RG7 2HP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was really lovely to come across something as interesting as this Roman amphitheatre and walls, well worth a visit if your in the area.

Thank Lainey J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to take a walk and have a picnic and imagine what this Roman town had been like nearly 200 years ago.

Thank BrabbenTE
Reviewed 25 November 2017

First a word of WARNING! If you own a campervan (or van of any sort) do not follow signs to the car park, there is a 1.8 metre barrier and nowhere very safe to turn around, apart from reversing back onto the road. Parking in...More

Thank Trev C
Reviewed 21 November 2017

The old wall and amphitheatre are interesting to see, I am amazed that they are so old and so accessible. The area where the town was is just a field, so bring your imagination!

Thank Ray W
Reviewed 12 November 2017

gentle easy walk around old roman city walls. with feature points and amphitheatre nearby. 11th century church well worth a visit

Thank 762sue
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Romantic history was our subject for the month and the site did not disappoint. You can walk along the entire inner city and sometimes even on the wall that partially stoll exists. The amphitheatre is also still partially there. All in all a worthwhile visit.

Thank conciencious
Reviewed 2 September 2017

I take my grandaughter to silchester it's a lovely walk at the end of the walk there is a really pretty church. If you come out the exit by church there is a amphitheatre .this is a very long walk with no seating.

Thank Newburyjean
Reviewed 29 August 2017

This is a large site, consisting mostly of Roman walls (with the poorly preserved remains of an amphitheater). It requires significant walking from the parking lot and the bathroom facilities consist of port-a-potties. Nevertheless, it is an interesting destination. The highlight of the experience was...More

Thank rodney3rd
Reviewed 26 August 2017

This is really quite a big site but the information and in particular the way marking could be much better. I ended up following the Silchester trail which took me to the village not the Roman remains. The town walks are well preserved and the...More

1  Thank P&AEdinburgh
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Very disappointing. Large carpark and a bit of a walk to the site but nothing to see. All excavations covered with soil and grass/weeds growing quite high so makes it difficult even to visualise what it was like apart from the odd info board. Just...More

Thank Portland_Holiday
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Princess Kelly P
9 August 2016|
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Response from Andy D | 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
Dawn B
16 September 2015|
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Response from Pollydg | Reviewed this property |
I am almost certain you could walk as far as the amphitheatre on a fairly even path and so it would be wheelchair friendly.