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Roman Circus Centre, Colchester

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  • August 21, 2017
    We went on the guided tour of the Roman Circus, led by Sam and had a fascinating walking tour of the Roman Circus - the only one in Britannia! Brilliantly brought to life we learnt so many interesting...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    The novel circus is a nice place and very nice Tearoom. However our visit could not be complete because it was raining and we could not make the outside visit in good conditions.
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  • July 30, 2017
    We had a very interesting hour long tour at the Roman Circus Centre yesterday. John our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of this remarkable Roman site near the centre of Colchester....  more »
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  • we enjoyed it. but saw it after doing the Caulodium to Colchester walk. so found it fascinating
  • Given gem. Simple and great value.
  • Don't remember being here but it looks nice
  • Well worth a visit.
  • Under Colchester is the site of Britain’s only known Roman chariot race track, just like the one you’ve seen in the film Ben Hur. There was an open day so I cycled up to have a look. Obviously no original surface features survive but the replica gates and props showing where the seats and central barrier were along with the model, historical artifacts and information makes it worth a visit. Watch the site for open days, I had a ride on a scaled down penny farthing and played the creator of the board game Aquila an interpretation of an ancient British version of the Roman board game of Latrunculi which was discovered set up ready to play in excavations at Stanway The café is clean comfortable tea served in a proper teapot, the sandwich was served with crispy fresh salad garnish. The site is a little hard to find at the moment but I was told new signage is going to put up soon.

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