Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre

Facilities

Facilities at Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre

  • Parking

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    Free car park for about 30-40 cars. The entrance to the site is down a narrow path and across the grass. The nearest additional parking is approximately 2 miles away on Richborough Road or Strand Street, Sandwich.
  • Food And Drink

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    Vending machine selling hot drinks. Shop sells a selection of snacks including crisps, cold drinks, confectionery and locally made ice cream. Our picnic benches look out on some of the earliest Roman remains in Britain.
  • Picnic Area

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    You are welcome to bring a picnic to eat in the grounds. Two picnic benches are available on site with views of the northern wall of the fort, which are some of the earliest Roman remains in Britain.
  • Shop

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    Gift shop in the visitor centre sells a wide range of English Heritage souvenirs and gifts, including Roman themed items, books, snacks, ice-creams, hot and cold drinks.
  • Toilets

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    Two toilets are available on site all year round, with both offering disabled access. The closest public toilets are in the Guildhall Car Park in Sandwich (approximately 3 miles away).

  • Dogs

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    Dogs on leads are welcome in all outdoor areas.

  • Museum

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    There is a small but informative and well stocked museum which is accessible via the shop (there is a step and then a ramp to the shop). The door from the shop to the museum is approximately 750mm wide.
  • Exhibition

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    There is a permanent exhibition which describes many aspects of Roman life in the museum.
  • Gardens

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    Situated amongst the east Kent marshes, our large open grounds are predominantly laid to grass, with some paths and steps. There is plenty of room for children to play although ball games are not permitted. Kites are allowed away from the ruins.
  • Audio Tours

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    Free audio tour in English is included in the admission price. It covers the history of Richborough and the remains that are visible above ground.
  • Family Friendly

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    Bottle / Food Warming

    No

    Children's Cutlery

    No

    Child Sized Portions

    No

    High Chairs

    No

    Play Areas / Adventure Playground

    There is plenty of space for children to run around and explore. Kites are welcome away from the ruins.

    Push Chairs Allowed

    Pushchairs are welcome although the site is on uneven ground and there are some steps.

    Sling Loan

    No

    Toy / Dressing Up Box

    We have a reading box full of books for children on Roman life.
  • Commercial Photograph And Filming

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    English Heritage welcomes all photographers to our sites and we hope you will share your pictures with us on Flickr and Facebook. We do have some restrictions at certain locations, so if photography is your main reason for visiting, please call the site ahead of your visit to check if any parts of the site are restricted. We are keen to promote the use of our sites to location managers. If you are interested please go to (Filming Locations) for more information and contacts. English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.

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