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Cirencester Amphitheatre

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Hidden away ... why?

For years I have seen the sign to the amphitheatre, but never quite got round to visiting. It's... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2018
Falmouth, United Kingdom
Historic, but unfortunately lacks some of the wow factor

Cirencester's Roman Amphitheatre is now covered by grassy banks, so don't come expecting to see... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2018
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

For years I have seen the sign to the amphitheatre, but never quite got round to visiting. It's tucked away and not clearly signposted. I was genuinely disappointed. There needs to be more information about this site to fire the imagination and help visitors appreciate...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Curlew19
Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

Cirencester's Roman Amphitheatre is now covered by grassy banks, so don't come expecting to see walls and mosaics. The shear size of it can be determined, but it would be oh such more, if only parts of it, were to be exposed for viewing. Yes...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 November 2018

Walked quite a distance to see the amphitheatre and what a disappointment. Nothing much to see. Just a walk around a big mound of grass. Would be extremely boring for children.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 550bluebell
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

We were told that this amphitheatre could accommodate 8.000 people. Fascinating to imagine how this looked in Roman time. Go there for some peace and quite time.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 20 October 2018

During the time of the Roman occupation of Brittania, Cirencester (Corinium Dobunnorum) was the 2nd largest town in Roman Britain. And it was there that the Romans built a huge amphitheatre, capable of seating 8,000 spectators. Today, it is one of the largest surviving Roman...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank floyd s
Reviewed 17 September 2018

If you are expecting a stone structure, then you'll be disapointed, as this is simply a series of grassy banks that follw the outline of the original amphitheatre. But they are high, and the scale is impressive. Cirencester has a good number of interpretation boards...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 8 September 2018

Travelled north from Stonehenge intending to drive through the Cotswolds. Free parking is on the street in the nearby housing estate. Unimpressive when you first arrive. The information board was excellent and the day we arrived the council had mown the grass and it made...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank stephentibbert
Reviewed 20 August 2018

I wasn't really looking forward to visiting this as is just a few hills really compared to Amphitheatre's abroad but glad that we did. Walking up to it from the car park, following the windy, stony path there's the Obelisk to view Cirencester from although...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dan B
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Walked here from the town, used google maps as wasn’t easy to find. To be honest I was expecting more, why have they just left it to grass over? So much more could be made of this place.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

A really great place to see. Clear information boards telling you the history and explaining the construction of the amphitheatre. A nice place to walk if nothing else

Date of experience: August 2018
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