Cirencester Amphitheatre, Cirencester

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Cirencester Amphitheatre was a Roman amphitheatre located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England. It has been scheduled as an ancient monument.
Archeological digs have uncovered the earthworks, revealing the outline of the construction, which is still visible, with the banking reaching 25 feet from the bottom of the arena. The arena itself is approximately by. Roman artefacts including coins and pottery have been discovered on the site. It is estimated that it was constructed towards the beginning of the 2nd century.
In Roman Britain, Cirencester was known as Corinium Dobunnorum, and was the second biggest town in Britannia, after Londinium (London). This amphitheatre is also the second largest, which indicates the significance of the location in Roman times. Although only slightly larger in diameter than the amphitheatre in Silchester, it has much higher sides. The earthworks show evidence of tiered wooden seats for around 8000 people, placed upon terraces made of stone, although a timber only structure may have existed before the 2nd century. There are two entrances, located at the North-Eastern and South-Western ends of the stadium.
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  • This Roman Amphitheatre has thankfully been preserved and respected iver the centuries and remains an important part of our heritage . There is a plaque showing you Roman connections across Britain...  more »
  • My son's friend told me that the most ancient buildings are to be found in England and France. So we took a trip to the Roman amphitheatre in Cirencester to have a look at something really old. And....  more »
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  • Lovely place for a walk and seeing a bit of history. All you need is some imagination. Oh, and it's free. What's not to like
  • Lovely spot, tucked away. Nice for a dog walk, perfect for a picnic
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