Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre

Group Visits to Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre

We are now open to bookings from the Travel Trade at Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre. Pre-booking is now essential to limit visitor numbers and ensure effective social distancing. Please don't travel to our sites unless you have pre-booked as we won't be able to let you in without your booking confirmation.

Booking Information

We provide great value with a 15% discount for groups of 11 or more visitors paying together. We also offer free entry for coach drivers and tour leaders.

There is no limit on the maximum group size. Please note that all groups must separate in to their household/support bubble or party of 6 on arrival and for the duration of their visit. Social distancing rules apply to anyone not in your household/support bubble.

Average length of visit - 1 hour

To book your visit contact Richborough Roman Fort with the following information:

  • Name of property
  • Date of visit
  • Time of visit
  • Group name
  • Number of visitors
  • Number of leaders/drivers
  • Method of transport

Please include the name of the property and date of visit in the subject line.

test and trace

English Heritage is legally required to request and record the contact details of customers and visitors aged 16 years and over. If you are able to confirm you have your own contact collection system for every individual (including staff) aged 16 years and over ahead of your arrival your group will be able to bypass the check-in step on arrival outlined here. Otherwise any members of a group aged 16 years and over will be required to check in via the NHS Test and Trace app, using the NHS QR code posters displayed at the site entrance. Please factor this into your travel/arrival time.

Any group members who do not have the NHS Test and Trace app must be recorded by you as an attendee on your visit. These records (date, time of arrival, name, contact number or email or address if they don’t have a number) must be stored by you for 21 days, and must be made available to NHS Test and Trace if requested. We may ask you to verify that you have such a system in place, e.g. we may request your company policy or risk assessment.

By confirming your booking you are acknowledging that your group will either use the NHS QR code posters on arrival, or will use your own contact collection system.

For more information about how we are handling your personal data for NHS Test and Trace please visit this page.


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


Please note we currently have limited ability to offer exclusive guided tours at our properties and cannot always guarantee availability at the point of booking. Group-led guiding is permitted in external spaces only at our properties. 

Richborough Roman Amphitheatre
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: 1 hour

Minimum - maximum pax: 12 per tour, multiple tours possible for larger groups.

Advance booking required: Yes - 2 weeks

Call for prices and to book: 01304 612013

The History of Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre
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



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