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Roman Circus Centre

Roman Circus House Roman Circus Walk | (off Butt Road), Colchester CO2 7GZ, England
+44 7436 273304
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Closed for winter / march 17

When I planned to visit this attraction, there were no up to date opening times listed online. I... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
foulfaerie
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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 9 July 2018
barbara361
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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 over the exposed remains of part of the circus. See our circus displays in the Centre, which include a replica Roman racing-chariot and horses, state of the art audio /video and our circus super-model.
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Roman Circus House Roman Circus Walk | (off Butt Road), Colchester CO2 7GZ, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank foulfaerie
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Reviewed 9 July 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
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Reviewed 3 June 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

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Reviewed 13 May 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 1 February 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
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Reviewed 23 October 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 12 October 2017

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

1  Thank colchesterain
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Reviewed 4 October 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.

Thank Chris C
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Reviewed 18 September 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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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

I walked around the site a few years ago but so much has changed since. The visitor centre has a limited amount of parking, the gates where the chariot races started have been marked out. An outline of the stand gives you a sense of...More

2  Thank Stuart C
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James M
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Response from Traveller51_11 | Reviewed this property |
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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