Originally a tribal centre of the Iron Age Atrebates, Silchester became the large and important Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum. Unlike most Roman towns, it was never re-occupied or built over after its abandonment in the 5th century, so archaeological investigations give an unusually complete picture of its development.
You can walk around almost the entire city walls and visit the amphitheatre. The Roman remains are surrounded by beautiful countryside and the Pamber Forest which are great for walks and cycling.
Parking available at various locations, including the St Mary the Virgin Church.
- AddressSilchester, Reading, Hampshire RG7 2HP
- Category Countryside, Culture & History, Places to visit, Recreation
- Location Silchester
- By Felicity Edwards
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