Colchester Roman Festival


When: Saturday 30th – Sunday 31st July, 10.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


A Roman Festival in the heart of Colchester, once known as Camulodunum, and capital of Roman Britain. Brought to life by two of Britain's top re-enactment groups, The Vicus (the 'village') and Britannia, and a host of other fabulous contributors...!

Watch battles between Roman soldiers and the local tribes, gladiatorial displays, archery, falconry, and all the other arts of war, or enjoy authentic cooking, craft, traders, artisans, educators, and entertainers filling our Romano-British market with lots for kids to do. A programme of talks, panel discussions, and workshops will be held in the Libri & Verba (Books & Words Tent) where several major authors who set their work in the Roman world will also be signing their books.

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Where: Lower Castle Park, St Peters Street entrance (Ryegate) Colchester, C01 1HL.

Tickets (online or on the door): £10 per day per adult; £18 weekend pass. £4 per day per child (Under 14); £7 weekend pass. £22 per day family pass (2 adults and 3 children under 14)

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  • Disabled access


  • Children welcome

Map & Directions


Road Directions

Accessible by Public Transport: Colchester Town station is 0.5 miles away.

Colchester Roman Festival

Type:Food / Drink Festival

Castle Park, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ

Opening Times

Season (30 July 2022 - 31 July 2022)


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