Roman Amphitheatre

Local nameRoman Amphitheatre
LocationChester, United Kingdom

Chester Amphitheatre is a Roman amphitheatre in Chester, Cheshire. The site is managed by English Heritage; it is designated as a Grade I listed building, and a scheduled monument. The ruins currently exposed are those of a large stone amphitheatre, similar to those found in Continental Europe, and although it was long believed that a smaller wooden amphitheatre existed on the site beforehand, excavations since 1999 have shown that the wooden grillage is the base of the seating. Today, only the northern half of the structure is exposed; the southern half is covered by buildings, some of which are themselves listed.The amphitheatre is the largest so far uncovered in Britain, and…

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Address 1 Lumley Place, Chester CH1 1RF, United Kingdom

Coordinates 53°11'21.638" N -2°53'13.167" E

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