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Roman Circus Centre, Colchester

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  • Colchester Roman Circus is the location of the only Roman chariot racing site found in the UK. The site is also base of the Colchester Archaeological Trust. The site comes to life when its tearoom ope...  more »
  • probably would have been better in summer was officially closed when I went (you could still see a few bits but guessing is more impressive in the summer)  more »
  • Sadly this attraction is closed until March next year. Unfortunately you don't know this until you arrive.  more »
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  • This is an information centre with a cafe - promoting a very important and significant Roman Circus (chariot racing circuit). The only known one in the UK and one of a handful known in the world!! A model of the structure sits in the cafe (very reasonably priced), along with a short video showing beside it. There is a small exhibition area in the centre too. There is evidence of the remains of the Circus outside to see, along with a replica chariot and mosaic floor. Centre is only open 11am-4pm April to end of Sept ... check the website or Facebook page before going. Considering its importance, the Centre is under-funded and the Circus only promoted because of local enthusiasts :-(
  • It's very interesting, but wasn't fully open - I don't think it is open routinely over autumn / winter. We were let in to see the model though which was good to help visualise.
  • Lovely quite and surounded by beautiful trees and ancient sites a great find as there is nothing around that area ....friendly helpful staff ..
  • Hiden gem. Simple and great value. Love it ❤
  • Intetesting, but only for an hour or so. A guided tour may be better.

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