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Roman Amphitheatre - Carmarthen, Wales, Great Britain.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 51° 51.715 W 004° 17.762
30U E 410755 N 5746474
Quick Description: East of the old town of Carmarthen, Wales, is one of only seven surviving Roman amphitheatres in the United Kingdom.
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/15/2013 12:52:49 AM
Waymark Code: WMHJ5C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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Long Description:
The Roman Amphitheatre - Carmarthen was excavated in 1968.

The arena itself is 46 x 27 meters. The circumference of the cavea seating area is 92 x 67 meters. It had stone walls and wooden seating and was much larger than would be expected for the size of the town.

"Roman Amphitheatre Site :
The amphitheatre in Carmarthen is found on Priory Street. (From St Peters car park continue out of town for around 300m and the amphitheatre is on your left. Entrance is near a large slate plaque stating 'Carmarthen Amphitheatre').

The Amphitheatre is possibly the furthest west in the roman world and is one of only seven surviving examples in the UK. It represents the only above ground Roman remains in Carmarthen!

The 'Cavea' or seating area is 46m x 27m and is quite large when considering the size of the town it served. The reconstructed arena wall can be seen delineating the seating area from the arena itself and would originally have had wooden seating benches for the public." Text Source: (visit link)
Most Relevant Historical Period: Roman Empire > 27 B.C.

Admission Fee: Free

Opening days/times:
Every Day of the year, Dawn To Dusk.

Web Site: [Web Link]

Condition: Partly intact or reconstructed

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