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Roman Silchester


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What's here

Free Parking, Off Lead Areas, Animals On Route

About this walk

Silchester Roman Town, or Calleva Atrebatum as it was once known, has all but disappeared over the centuries. The site was originally a tribal centre of the Iron Age Atrebates before it became a large and important Roman town. Unlike most Roman towns, it was never re-occupied or built over after its abandonment in the 5th century. All that remains today is the ruined perimeter wall, which you can walk around in it's entirety, and the fascinating remains of a Roman Amphitheatre.

At a good pace you can walk the perimeter in 45-60 minutes. Along the way you can take in the Amphitheatre (located outside the perimeter) and the path will lead you through a church yard and past it's resident lamas. You'll find English Heritage information boards dotted about, so you can learn about the site if you choose to.

It's a beautiful, quiet and idyllic walk - perfect for dogs!

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Comments (2)

  • crockfords profile

    5 years ago

    Really enjoyed the walk, easy to follow which allowed you to see the views, highly recomend it to families and couples.
  • Catievic1 profile

    10 months ago

    Great place with history
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How to get there


Silchester Roman Town Car Park, Reading RG7 2HP, UK View on Google

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///ironic.limelight.rules View on w3w

Location details

Follow the brown English Heritage signs to 'Roman Silchester'

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