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Historic Site

Roman Circus Peter Froste CAT

Roman Circus Peter Froste CAT

Details

The site of the Roman circus was identified in 2005 and it represents the only known Roman circus in Britain. It was a monumental structure and it may have seated up to 8,000 spectators: it would have been used as a venue for spectator sports, including chariot-racing.
The Roman circus site and visitor centre include outdoor and indoor displays and a cafe. The visitor centre is off Roman Circus Walk and it is accessible by car from Butt Road or by cycle/on foot from Circular Road North. The nearest public car-parks are at Butt Road and Napier Road.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Free Wi-Fi in circus centre and café.

Opening details

The current opening times for the circus centre and cafe are: Tuesday-Saturday, 10.30am-4.30pm.

*** The cafe will be CLOSED from Monday 6th June, because of construction works: it will re-open later in the summer.

*** From Monday 6th June, the circus centre opening times will be: Monday-Friday, 10.30am-4.30pm.

Contact

Visitor Information Centre

01206 282920

Address

Roman Circus Walk,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO2 7GZ

Location

Directions

See location of Colchester Roman circus centre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TL 998245  Lat: 51.88418 Long: 0.89695

Nearby public P&D car-parks in Butt Road and Napier Road. Access for pedestrians and cycles from Circular Road North and Roman Circus Walk. Access for cars from Butt Road.

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Free Wi-Fi in circus centre and café.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Dining

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to restaurant / cafe
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp or lift to the toilets
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp to a specially adapted toilet for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesAudible alarm system