Visit to Silchester Roman Site town

01 September 2016

10:30 - 16:30

Silchester Roman City and Amphitheatre
United Kingdom

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The Archaeology & Heritage Group will be leading a visit to the remains of the Roman settlement of Calleva Atrebatum, near the village of Silchester on the 1st. September.  The site is still enclosed by its ancient walls, considered to be one of the best preserved examples of that age in the country.

By special arrangement, the visit will be guided by representatives of the archaeology team from the University of Reading, which has been working on the site for a number of years.  The current season is on the point of closing down and we will have the benefit of hearing about the discoveries of the past season and viewing the process of closure of the site.

The programme for the day is:

1030-1045                        Meet in the car park (see guidance notes below)

1100-1130                        Introduction by Silchester staff

1130-1230                        Tour of the latest excavations

1230-1300                        Free time

1330-1430                        Lunch break at a local pub (if desired)

1500-1630                        Visit to Silchester Gallery at Reading Museum

Approach route guidance:

If approaching from North:  Turn off the Aldermaston/Mortimer road at brown signpost ‘Roman Silchester/The Red Lion’.  Continue past The Red Lion public house (on l) and turn left at brown sign post ‘Roman Silchester’.  Car park is on right in under 200m.

If approaching from South:  Proceed North thro’ village of Silchester to T junction.  Turn right and follow brown sign posts ‘Roman Silchester’.


Feature image courtesy of English Heritage

Walter Brooks
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01684 891159

Region: SouthernSIG(s): Archaeology and Heritage