Abandoned Roman City ruins and grounds
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This is a great place to visit if your child is learning about the Romans. We visited when my Son was doing a KS2 topic on the romans, It is a great place for opening up discussion and imagining what it must have been like to live during the time of the Romans and Iron age occupation.
Silchester in Hampshire has its origins as Calleva, a centre of the Iron Age Atrebates tribe from the late 1st century BC. After the Roman conquest of AD 43 it became the large and important town of Calleva Atrebatum. Unlike most Roman towns, it was never reoccupied or built over after it was abandoned in the 6th or 7th century, so archaeological investigations have given an unusually complete picture of its development.
The complete circuit of the Roman walls, some of the best-preserved Roman town defences in England, and remains of the amphitheatre still stand.
Read more about the history of Silchester.
Iron age and Roman city ruins
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