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Interesting place if you are interested in the history of the Romans in Britain

As the title says, if you are interested in the history of the Romans in Britain, you might enjoy... read more

Reviewed July 8, 2018
barbara361
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Tucson, Arizona
So much hidden history, a nice place for a bit of history and a cuppa.

The Roman circus centre is only a few minutes walk from my home and I often take the children I... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2017
KimBarnetson
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Colchester
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Visit the Roman Circus Centre and the site of Britain's only Roman chariot circus. Free entry...Walk some of the outline of the site of the circus; look at the reconstructed stumps of the starting-gates and central gateway, and the visitor walkway...more
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Roman Circus House Roman Circus Walk | (off Butt Road), Colchester CO2 7GZ, England
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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

The excavation has a lot of interesting sites and is well worth trekking around in the rain. Very cool to see Colchesters history in the real world.

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Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

When I planned to visit this attraction, there were no up to date opening times listed online. I walked for quite some time to get here, to find that the main area was closed for winter. Which was obviously really disappointing, I was visiting the...More

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Reviewed July 8, 2018

As the title says, if you are interested in the history of the Romans in Britain, you might enjoy the Roman Circus Center. But be warned, there is little to see of the actual circus (chariot racing track/stadium). Given that it was first discovered in...More

Thank barbara361
Reviewed June 2, 2018

It is my opinion that Colchester does not really make enough of its Roman history, but I was expecting a little more from this location. There is not a great deal to see here. The cafe is basic and there is a small collection of...More

1  Thank Mark B
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

This site is very historic but there actually isn’t very much to see. The small set of underground viewing windows also had condensation and leaves making viewing very difficult. The few things you can see inside the center inside are just drawings and pictures and...More

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Reviewed February 1, 2018

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 opens between March and September, it generally is a less...More

1  Thank castlecorbenic
Reviewed October 22, 2017

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)

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Reviewed October 11, 2017

Sadly this attraction is closed until March next year. Unfortunately you don't know this until you arrive.

1  Thank colchesterain
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Just discovered after some building work, there are information boards to help understand what this area is all about, personally I found it very interesting.

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Reviewed September 18, 2017

The Roman circus centre is only a few minutes walk from my home and I often take the children I care for there. There is a small exhibition of the circus site and a few things to see outside which as an adult I find...More

2  Thank KimBarnetson
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There is an outside space with tables and chairs, which we have always felt would be quite suitable for sitting at with a dog on a nice day. We have never found ourselves there with our dog though. I have never noticed a... More
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