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Silchester Roman City Walls and Amphitheatre, Reading

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  • We walked around Silchester on a beautiful sunny day but I would have liked to have had more information provided about the place. 
  • Calleva Atrebatum was a vast Iron Age settlement built on a NW-SE/SE-NW grid plan. During the Roman period the centre of the settlement was surrounded by the mile-long wall now visible today, and an a...  more »
  • Having lived in Berkshire all my life, I visited Silchester Roman City Walls for the first time last year. It is such a beautiful, peaceful and relaxing walk, with stunning views across the countrysid...  more »
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  • Sunday detour, Reading to Farnborough. It was on the map, hence something to visit. It is a pleasant walk on top of the wall, quite tall in places, with many boards explaining the history of the roman city. We stopped at the church for some carrot cake and tea, saw the alpacas and have a lovely chat with townsfolk. Not much more to wish from a Sunday afternoon.
  • Not a lot to see now the archaeological team from Reading Uni have left but still a lovely walk on a nice day.
  • It may not be so obviously exciting, and maybe it is not, but walking around the site you do get a good impression of how big a town this must have been for its time. On a crossroads of 5 roads this must have been a significant hub. Unfortunately no museum on site, you will have to go to the Reading Museum to see the finds. The Church is also worth a visit, the oldest parts being from the 12th century.
  • The wall, the church and the site of the amphitheatre are all worth a visit. That such a large roman town has simply vanished is a reminder of the transience of earthly things.
  • Fascinating insight in the Roman history of the region. The info boards are well worth seeking out, around the perimeter of the walls and at the amphitheatre.