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A calm hour of history

This place a peaceful spot with a lovely bit of important history on display. The only Roman circus... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Essex, UK
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
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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
Roman Circus House Roman Circus Walk | (off Butt Road), Colchester CO2 7GZ, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This place a peaceful spot with a lovely bit of important history on display. The only Roman circus in England and the biggest outside of Rome. There's a nice cafe on site and a few times a year, there are re-enactment events here which are...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

You couldn't keep us away from this spot. It's the only Roman circus remains in the UK. Circus is from the word circle. A circuit for the chariots to race around. FREE TO GET IN. However you will need a lot of imaginations. The walls...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank foulfaerie
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank poodle2000
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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)

Date of experience: October 2017
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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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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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