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Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre

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Address: Richborough Road | Richborough, Sandwich CT13 9JW, England
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+44 1304 612013
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

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Worth a visit if weather is good.

I visited this site thanks to English Heritage. Your need a wheelchair if you are disabled cos there is a lot of walking to do otherwise. The staff are very helpful and only too... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Sandwich, United Kingdom
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Sandwich, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this site thanks to English Heritage. Your need a wheelchair if you are disabled cos there is a lot of walking to do otherwise. The staff are very helpful and only too pleased to answer any questions you night ask. Well worth going to visit.

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Wingham, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great attraction for a short visit. The walls, and ditches are impressive and the site is very well kept. The small museum is very helpful in setting the scene and the free Audio tour is highly informative and provides a useful introduction to the history behind the fort and amphitheatre. The small shop is well stocked for children and... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

This huge site is extremely impressive and unmissable for lovers of Roman history and Roman buildings. We were amazed when we first saw it. It is set on a rise and therefore has wonderful far-reaching views from the site.

Thank David and Jilly B
Dover, Kent, UK
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8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

For years I had driven to Thanet, seeing this in the distance, never knowing what it was or how to get there. Until that is, I got national trust membership and suddenly I found out it was one of the most significant ancient sites in Britain! (typical lack of local awareness of what's on our doorstep & lack of advertising/signs... More 

Thank John-Neal
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Like most ruins you have to use your imagination, the audio guide is a must! fantastic history, you'll be amazed by the size of the site, it is really impressive, we often take our dog for a walk out side of the grounds and wonder what life would of been like? I will never know!

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Buda, Texas
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83 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We arrived during a break in the fog. The atmosphere was amazing and the size really impressive. The visitor center had a museum attached and had some interesting artifacts, though a paved path from the access gate would seem to be a good idea. Though not much to "see" but the historical significance is quite a sight and helped by... More 

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Rockingham, Australia
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29 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Well having been brought up in the area until 1967 I was never aware of this site until my husband started mentioning it So when he kept on about it during our recent visit my aunt took us there and fairly early in the walk it grabbed my attention. We were encouraged to buy an Overseas Visitor Pass for 9... More 

Thank Jennifer P
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40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful stroll through the site, and quite good audio guide provided. Would recommend to Roman history lovers, ad there is really not all that much to see at the site itself, and having a decent understanding of Roman history is essential.

Thank albet3342
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

If everyone had to declare a favourite castle on their passport this would be mine! On the face of it there's not a lot to see but if you take the option of the free headphones/guide you will get a lot of interesting information that brings it all to life. Again, I cannot recommend annual membership enough - over the... More 

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188 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This is the location of the Roman invasion engineered by Emperor Claudius. The framework of the fort, and some of the original fortifications, have been excavated, and walking through the ruins is like a walk back in time. The information boards are very helpful, and there is a small but interesting museum at the entrance. I had a chance to... More 

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