Description

Climb to the top of the replica Roman gateway for spectacular views, and you can discover unique Roman artefacts that were unearthed at Richborough in the museum, and little ones can take the time-travel-themed kids' trail. At the Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre in Sandwich, you can see the remains of the amphitheater that entertained the population with enthralling gladiator fights. It developed from an early fortification to a civilian town and port and then returned to military use with the building of a Saxon Shore fort as protection against Saxon raiders. The town included an amphitheater and one of the biggest monumental arches in the Roman Empire. Its remains are of the second fort that was built to replace it, and the site now also includes a museum plus a permanent exhibition describing many aspects of Roman life.

Opening Hours
2024
Until 22nd March
Weekends: 10am to 4pm
25th March to 27th October
Daily: 10am-5pm
28th October to 1st November
Daily: 10am-4pm
9th November to 29th December
Weekends: 10am-4pm.

Price
English Heritage Member: Free
Online price
With donation/without donation
Adult: From £8.50/£7.70
Child: From £4.50/£4
Child - under 5 years: Free
Concession - student and over 65 years: £7.50/£6.80
Family - 1 adult + up to 3 children: £13/£11.70
Family - 2 adults + up to 3 children:  £21.50/£19.40
Prices change due to the season, on the day tickets will be higher.

Accessibility
Access is via reinforced grass pathways. Manual wheelchair users are advised to bring an assistant. There are connecting steps between different levels of the site (less than 10 at a time). There are also stairs up the rampart and steep and narrow ladder-esque steps up to the top of the gateway. There are no allocated disabled parking bays but there is a drop off area near the entrance, but this must be arranged in advance.

Train
Sandwich - 2 miles.

Bus
87, 88 then walk using Stour Valley Walk/Saxon Shore Way.

Parking
Free Parking for 30-40 cars.

Dogs
On leads in all outdoor areas - check the amphitheatre field for farm animals before entering with your dog. If there are animals in the field, they advise against entering with a dog.

Facilities
Shop • Toilet • Disabled Toilet • Picnic Areas

Picture Credit: English Heritage.

Location
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