Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre

Group Visits to Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre

Visits to Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre from 4 July will be for pre-booked individuals only (groups of less than 11).

We will confirm soon when and how we will be able to welcome bookings from the travel trade and group visits again.  

Booking Information

Contact the site for a Group Booking Form. 15% discount for groups of 11 or more visitors paying together. Free entry for coach driver and tour leader.

Average Length of Visit - 1 hour.

If you’re a group organiser or part of the travel trade, visit Group Travel Support for more information about organising group visits to our properties. You’ll also find our top property picks for groups and inspirational itineraries to help you plan your next trip.

Coach Parking

1-3 coach spaces are available. These must be booked in advance.

Guided Tours

Richborough Roman Amphitheatre (incl. optional River Walk)
This is a guided walk, which involves following footpaths and crossing styles - suitable footwear is recommended! The remains of the Amphitheatre lie in the fields away from the Fort and are a 10 - 15 minute walk from the site shop.

Although not a great deal is known about the Amphitheatre, visiting it gives an interesting insight into the wider context of Rutupiae - the Roman name for Richborough - as the town would once have filled the fields between the Amphitheatre and the Fort.

From the high vantage point of the Amphitheatre it is easy to imagine how the surrounding landscape was once under the Wantsum Channel, making Richborough the entry port to Roman Britain.

Duration: 30 - 40 mins

Minimum - maximum pax: 11 - 30

Advance booking required: Yes - 2 weeks

Call for prices and to book: 01304 612013

The History & Archaeology of Richborough Roman Fort
This guided tour around the Fort looks at important developments on the site from the early defences dating from the Claudian Invasion of AD 43 to the excavations of the 1920s and 30s.

Richborough was once the busy entrance port to the Roman province of Britannia, and the site of a huge monumental arch built to celebrate the triumph of Rome. The foundations of this monument can still be seen as can many other phases of building inside the walls of the later Fort. The tour focuses on the various physical remains of the Roman occupation, which were uncovered and laid out over 16 years of excavation.

These include an early supply base, the remains of the Arch, the Mansio building where visiting officials would have stayed and the later defences including the walls of the Fort and the later Christian use of the site.

Duration: 40 mins - 1 hour approx

Minimum - maximum pax: 11 - 30

Advance booking required: Yes - 2 weeks

Call for prices and to book: 01304 612013

Contact Us

  • Site Telephone: 01304 612013
  • Customer Services: 0370 333 1181
  • Address: Off Richborough Road, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9JW
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