"Calleva of the Atrebates - a Roman metropolis" Silchester by KennetRose

Silchester Travel Guide: 15 reviews and 39 photos

Two delights in one.

Silchester is a commuter village lying between Reading and Basingstoke, with a very nice pub on an unusually large village green.

And Calleva Atrebatum is a sight to take you back two millennia, to a time when this was one of the most important Roman settlements in southern Britain.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Calleva Attrebatum is impressive and Silchester is almost the ideal English village
  • Cons:A long walk from the nearest public transport
  • In a nutshell:One small step and one giant leap back in time
  • Last visit to Silchester: Aug 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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