Cirencester's Roman amphitheatre is the earthwork remains of one of the largest amphitheatres in Britain. It was built in the early 2nd century and served the Roman city of Corinium (now Cirencester). It held up to 8000 spectators.
Today, it is a wonderful hilly grassy area, perfect for the family to run around and roll down while their Mum experiments with her first photo spheres! What do you think?
A walk around Cirencester, following the recently launched 'Whereat Trail' will introduce you to many historically significant parts of the town. The trail was set up in commemoration of Norman Whereat, the first person to be awarded the 'Freeman of Cirencester. He was a long time town councillor and twice mayor. The trail begins at Corinium Museum (the multi award winning museum which has a large collection of locally found Roman artefacts) and continues past the gates of the Bathurst Estate, the west gate of Roman Corinium and the Roman amphitheatre.