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Reviewed 9 October 2018

There's not much left of the amphitheater and very little of its remains is excavated. The nearby Roman garden is a tiny collection of unremarkable column parts of little interest. If you're in the area go see it. Otherwise paying a special visit is a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ron S
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

What an amazing piece of Roman architecture. Uncovered relatively recently with much still underneath buildings. You really get a sense of Roman Chester or Deva. Not to be missed - be prepared to use your imagination too! Delighted to see hoards of schoolchildren with shields...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

Its just a minute from all heritage places. Its a small area and really nothing much to see, except dry mud. its kept well but barring that nothing else. The plaques tell u the story

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank BomiPardiwalla
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Chester was named Deva by the ancient Romans and for many years the Amphitheatre was hidden after buildings were constructed on top of the site. It was rediscovered in the 20th century and has had a bit of a makeover in recent years with plaques...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tremse
Reviewed 21 September 2018

The biggest disappointment in Chester would be the Roman Amphitheater. Sure, there is no admissions charge, but you get what you pay for. It's difficult to know from what is visible, the real size or shape of the original amphitheater. Most of the signs at...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

The Roman Amphitheater in Chester is near St. John the Baptist Church. It was built in 80AD and in its hey day it was a place of Gladiators and executions. It was though built over and now about a quarter of the amphitheater has been...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

First visited about 15 years ago with my son who was learning about the Romans at school. I love visual aids so took a trip to Chester and visited many times since. Not far from the city centre and a couple of information boards to...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

We stopped off at the amphitheatre to have a breather on our tour of the city. I've seen them before in period drama's and films so to see what was left of one gave me a whole new look or dimension into how it would...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank stainthorpem
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Quite an impressive sight baring in mind it is pretty much in the middle of a city. Worth a quick look at if you have a few minutes to spare

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LeeRedders
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We came across the Roman Ampitheatre on a walk down to the canal. There's not much of it to see but it's worth a quick stop to take in and have a read of the information boards to find out a bit more about it.

Date of experience: August 2018
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