Follow in the footsteps of the Atrebates

A walk around Silchester led by Dave Allen, Hampshire's Curator of Archaeology, where we will find out more about the development of this important Roman site

Date:Sun, 16 October 2016
Pricing:Members £3, Non-members £5
Time:Meet at 10.30 am
Contact:General enquiries to Steve Fisher -

Silchester has its origins in Calleva, a centre of the Late Iron Age Atrebates tribe. After the Roman conquest it became the large and important civitas capital of Calleva Atrebatum. Unlike most Roman towns, it was never built over so traces of earthworks, town walls and an amphitheatre are there to be seen and archaeological excavation has provided an unusually complete picture of its development.

Meet at the Silchester site Car Park in Wall Lane at 10.30 a.m.  (Postcode RG7 2HP  – NGR 635 628).  The level walk of about two miles includes some rough ground.  The circuit takes in stretches of wall and gateway, the amphitheatre, St Marys Church (if not in use) and the locations of the key excavations (now backfilled). It should take 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on weather and stamina.

Please come prepared for all weather and bear in mind there will not be any facilities available during this walk.  However there are excellent pubs in the area.


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