Roman Amphitheatre, Chester
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The Roman Amphitheatre at Chester is the largest yet excavated in Britain (though only half of the structure has been uncovered). It lies beside the Roman fort of Deva, and it served as an entertainment centre and training ground for the troops of the 20th Legion stationed at the fort.
The amphitheatre was built around 86 AD and could hold an estimated 7,000 spectators. Beside the amphitheatre stands a shrine to Nemesis, Roman goddess of vengeance. The altar is a replica; the original is preserved at the Grosvenor Museum.
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About Roman Amphitheatre
Address: Little St John Street, Chester, Cheshire, England, CH1 1RE
Attraction Type: Roman Site
Website: Roman Amphitheatre
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OS: SJ409 662
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
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