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Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre

Richborough Road | Richborough, Sandwich CT13 9JW, England
+44 1304 612013
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Disappointing

Little to see unless it's an activity day. Lots of imagination needed, high admission price for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
johnstone23
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Sandwich, United Kingdom
Bigger than I expected!

Very interesting. Big site. Audio guide useful but long winded! The signage is worn and would... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Annie P
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Richborough Road | Richborough, Sandwich CT13 9JW, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Little to see unless it's an activity day. Lots of imagination needed, high admission price for what's on offer.

Thank johnstone23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting. Big site. Audio guide useful but long winded! The signage is worn and would benefit from being updated. Small museum worth a look. Probably not enough to keep young ones interested.

Thank Annie P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No apologies for quoting from the English Heritage website: 'Richborough is a key site in the history of Roman Britain, used during the entire length of the occupation from the invasion of AD 43 until the end of Roman rule in 410.' This place seems...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an interesting sight, and well worth the audio guide since signs have been badly defaced by exposure to the elements. The attached museum, however, is a little musty and feels outdated.

Thank KatyHol
Reviewed 18 June 2017

This huge Roman fort is only the beginning of this large Roman settlement, which ought, in my opinion, to be better known. Aerial photographs of the site show the extent of this town beside the sea (now 2 miles inland). Though today one can only...More

Thank pymmumford
Reviewed 16 June 2017

I am surprised that this large Roman site is not busier, as it covers a large site and is well preserved. The aural guides give a very good idea of how important this site must have been in Roman times. This atmospheric site is well...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 15 June 2017

I saw a sign of a Roman Fort in Sandwich, so I had to visit it. It is a very old roman Fort and you can visit it using a spoken guide thing. Its 6,7 pounds for students, so not to expensive.

Thank Job V
Reviewed 14 June 2017

For anyone with even the slightest interest in the ancient history of Britain, this is one of the must-see sites in the country as it's where the Romans first landed and set up operations when they came to stay in 55BC. Don't expect Rome-level ruins...More

Thank UK_Gator_67
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We visited the impressive ruins of the Roman Township at Richborough which was the point from which the Romans launched their invasion of Britain in AD 43. The museum is very interesting and gives some context to your visit. The remains of the walls and...More

1  Thank denver60
Reviewed 18 April 2017

It is a long drive down a small country lane to Richborough Fort and the entrance is upon you without realising. I saw the drive to the site but was sceptical at first if it was the correct entrance or a private road. However the...More

Thank MartynDyer
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crankycoleman
16 April 2017|
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Response from evenmoreborednow | Reviewed this property |
The Sandwich River Bus Company run these trips. I'm not allowed to link, you'll have to Google.
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