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Silchester Roman City Walls and Amphitheatre

Wall Lane, Reading RG7 2HP, England
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Circular walk around the walls of the city

Yes not a lot to see above ground, bar the amphitheatre & city wall, pleasant walk & it's all free... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Reading, United Kingdom
Not a lot to see

Nice walk around wall to amphitheatre, lots of wild flowers and butterflies to look at during mid... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Wall Lane, Reading RG7 2HP, England
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Reviewed 1 week 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank GaryTheDruid
Reviewed 14 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 13 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
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Roman walls. Only. I expected some towers, gates, maybe some wooden-made.. that would be realy interesting. It is good walking on fields, but It is realy sad they dont keep it, somewhere trees damage the walls..

Thank jozefdubovsky
Reviewed 5 May 2017

It holds the light the longest as the days shorten, so you can just get away with a later walk in the Winter, lovely for dogs. Mushrooms and puff balls in the field. Look into the church too, it has a rood screen. It stays...More

Thank casabria
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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.