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Silchester Roman City Walls and Amphitheatre

Wall Lane, Reading RG7 2HP, England
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not bad

Not much to see or learn about to be honest. Makes for a good walk more than anything else. If you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
So much more potential

In common with many other English Heritage places it is a fine ruin but ruin it remains. As others... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ken R
Andover, United Kingdom
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Wall Lane, Reading RG7 2HP, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not much to see or learn about to be honest. Makes for a good walk more than anything else. If you are a history nut go, if you're not don't...unless you fancy a nice family walk.

1  Thank Flaghippo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In common with many other English Heritage places it is a fine ruin but ruin it remains. As others have said, it is difficult to visualise what was once there despite the informative pictures. Think of it more as a pleasant walk rather than the...More

1  Thank Ken R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes not a lot to see above ground, bar the amphitheatre & city wall, pleasant walk & it's all free including the carpark, nice views of the countryside around. Exposed to the elements.

Thank Andyhw27
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Nice walk around wall to amphitheatre, lots of wild flowers and butterflies to look at during mid summer and very tranquil. There is not much of the remains to see but it was a pleasant enough walk. A bit gravelly with some uneven footing so...More

Thank Natasha A
Reviewed 4 July 2017

intresting hystorical site on the countryside,there's very few remaining of the ancient roman town unfortunatly but it worth a visit.

Thank Federico P
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Large Roman ruins with the amphitheatre my particular favourite. Flat site so easy to walk and information boards dotted around.

Thank GaryTheDruid
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Nice place for a walk but you need to use a lot of imagination. The route is well signposted and evidence of walls and an amphitheatre are present but in many case you will need to imagine

Thank Bob A
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

I am surprised that Silchester seems so overlooled and little knownn. Only the walls remain but they make a spectacular circular walk in an amazing historical context. Don't forget to drop in at the local church which is also beautiful. There is plenty of parking...More

Thank pjthants
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Here to get out and about with little people and to reinforce roman learning at school. Lovely day out! No refreshments and limited toilet facities...

Thank Liz C
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The walls and the Roman city are a great place to walk around, especially when the digs are on! So much history here! Don't miss the Amphitheatre over the road or a visit to the church.

Thank MantaPete
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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
9 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.