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Roman Circus Centre, Colchester

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  • 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 »
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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