"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: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
Unlike other Roman towns, Calleva was not built on after the Romans left, so the site is intact. That said, it has been... more travel advice
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