A Short Walk – Silchester Roman City Walls and Amphitheatre

  • Location: Silchester Roman City Walls and Amphitheatre
  • Parking: Silchester Roman Town Car Park, Reading RG7 2HP
  • Suitable for: Short walk with family, dog walk
  • Duration: About 1 hour
  • Type: Historic, lanscape
  • Difficulity: Easy

This is one of the largest Roman towns in Britain. It has been in the hands of Rome for more than 5 centuries, and now only the ruins of the city walls and the amphitheater are uplifting.

Here is my recommended footpath.

Start from car park, turn left and walk along the city walls and feel the vicissitudes of history.
The children fly the kite very high with the strong wind. We also met some riders.
Odd-looking mushrooms are occasionally found in the woods, I don’t know if they are poisonous.

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We can see the prosperity of the city from the restored pictures.

At point 3, you could turn left and look at the theater ruins, or turn right and pass a local church. There was nearly nothing left of the Amphitheatre. Walk out from the church, all the way back to the parking make a perfect circle.

After the light rain, a rainbow appeared on the horizon.

Tips: Car park is free, but will close at 7:00 PM.