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“interesting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre

Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre
Richborough Road, Sandwich, England
01304 612013
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Ranked #2 of 8 Activities in Sandwich
Type: Historic Sites, Performances
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Although there isn't a huge amount of the old buildings left the small museum is good and guidebook informative.

Visited September 2013
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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“Great hidden piece of history!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I did not know this existed until I looked through the English Heritage magazine but am really glad I have visited. It is a bit old and crumbly but definitely gives the impression of what the fort used to be like and the free audio tour gives a lot of historical and contextual information as you walk around! A lovely place to pic nic as well and close to lots of other sites if you fancy them (Dover, Deal Castle etc). Entry fee was five pounds or free to members so not expensive either!

Visited August 2013
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London
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“Do not miss!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

A fascinating place where we learned many new facts about Roman history. Maintained by English Heritage it was worth the entrance fee and the free audio description. Step onto Watling Street at the very beginning of its' route. It's possible to take a river taxi into Sandwich from here-we didn't do this but others did while we were there-sounds interesting.

Visited August 2013
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic, well-maintained historical site”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

This is a must for anyone with an interest in the Romans and particularly the Roman army. It's probably the best preserved Saxon shore fort we have visited to date, with the added bonus of it's historic pivotal role in the initial Roman invasion of Britain. We visited on a summer's day with blue skies and it was very serene and beautiful, with plenty of photo opportunities. The site is very well-maintained, the facilities are sufficient and the audio-guide included in the price is very informative. It was also easy to find when using Google maps as a Sat Nav.

Visited August 2013
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stevenage
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“fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Its huge! Roman walls standing taller than a house, the original marble facing still there! Easy access, no fenced off areas, suitable interpretation boards, wonderful ambiance. Just walk around and see how the site developed over the several hundred years of Roman rule.

Visited May 2013
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