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Address: Bristol Road, Cirencester, England
Phone Number: +44 1285 655611
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Impressive if you like Roman history but poorly signed from the main roads

If you like Roman history, have good imagination and have got a spare hour in Cirencester, this place is definitely worth a visit although be aware, it is poorly signed from the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
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Chester, United Kingdom

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

If you like Roman history, have good imagination and have got a spare hour in Cirencester, this place is definitely worth a visit although be aware, it is poorly signed from the main roads (with just a couple of signs from the town directing you). There is free parking available, with a short walk to the site. This is a... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Good to stand there, shut your eyes and think about the past. Also good for your dogs to walk. Old ppl need a walking stick

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

On the outskirts of the town,but with parking if needed,forget thoughts of banks of stone seating.It is rather like a very large grassy basin.Different ,no Ephesus but worth a look.Little more to say unless Roman history is your chosen subject.

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is not the Colosseum. But with just a little imagination and the informative signs, you get a real idea of what it must have been like. Stand in the centre of the bowl land you can see how big it must have been. It's free, too.

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Thank Stuart H
London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Don't expect to see original Roman amphitheatre seating as you can in some such places around the world. The huge hillocks where the seating once was are all covered with grass as is the arena. However, it's a beautiful sight with its lush, well-kept grass, and one can easily imagine the entertainment being laid on here for a crowd in... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

A recommendation from the 'Mother-in-Law', but certainly one i'm glad we took up! If you didn't know what you were looking at Cirencester Amphitheatre is a little difficult to work out, but once you know, simples! Impressive man-made banks - now grassed over. Free entry - so a good free day out! Car park next to the obelisk is a... More 

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

You can't really make out the old amphitheatre unless you know where to look: it's just a grassy hill now. However, this is a lovely bit of open green space near the woods and you can often find people sitting on the hills enjoying the sunshine. I've heard they're thinking of improving the site a little to provide more paths... More 

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Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

I have visited amphitheatres in countries such as Greece, Italy, Tunisia, Egypt- all are far more impressive than this place! The 'remains' on view here simply consist of a grassy bowl and ramped sides The adequate signage paint a nice historic picture of the site but you really need to have a vivid imagination as there is little by way... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

What have the romans ever done for us? ... well they left this amazing amphitheater, of which the outline still remains today. We saw the signs in the city centre and followed to a residential area. Some on road parking is available. We popped in for 40 minutes and walked the site. Certainly worth seeing.

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Visited the amphitheatre first thing on a misty summer morning. It links nicely with the other roman finds in the town and was well worth a visit. Even if the banks are grassy and overgrown there is a real sense of place. The information boards are useful for bringing the past to life.

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