Type of walk
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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