Silchester Roman City Walls and Amphitheatre, Reading

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  • Sorry No toilets to be seen, No Shop either, But the signs at the car park were enough to help us get around and see and imagine the past of the roman town that once was. Not a great place if you have...  more »
  • We had a lovely afternoon walk, mainly on the flat, not without some slippy mud in places. The church was fantastic and the site was superbly laid out with great information. Views were pretty good fo...  more »
  • The town walls and amphitheatre are all that remain today. There is a lot of history still to be uncovered here. So if you fancy a walk back in time, on a sunny afternoon, this is ideal.  more »
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  • A nice spot for an archaeology enthusiast to ramble around. The remaining ruins (especially the amphitheatre) are very well preserved. Take a picnic and a dog and you'll have a lovely afternoon out. Free parking when we went, which is always a plus.
  • It's a really cool walk around. If you are wondering how to get here, there's a small free carpark nearby. Just park there and you're a short walk along clearly marked paths. Dog owners, please clear up your pooches presents.
  • Nice walk with lots of history. Great for dog walks. Not so good for prams though.
  • Don't expect a museum but do expect a long walk. This is an excellent example of a rare site in the UK. The car park is free and there are informative signs along the way. Where else can you expect to see a Roman wall without a busy crowded town? Don't expect preserved buildings remember how old the site is! There are no staff on hand.
  • Worth a visit but would be great for a bit of maintenance to repair the huge mud patches on paths and access points! Many visitors are travellers who donot have the luxury of wellington boots as the locals do!!!
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