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Richborough Castle contains the ruins of a Roman Saxon Shore fort, collectively known as Richborough Fort or Richborough Roman Fort. It is situated in Richborough near Sandwich, Kent, in the United Kingdom.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
An interesting site, the gateway to Roman Britain and historically significant in Roman history. Aside from the Roman ruins there is a shop, small museum and toilets - entrance is perhaps a bit pricey. Once on site one is free to wander and explore - there is an audio guide (included with the admission) which guides visitors between the information boards.
Very interesting place (if you like your archaeology....which I do!) Several centuries of history in one place including the start of Watling street. Buy the guide book though so you can understand what you are looking at - it's only £3.50. The ticket office is also the museum too which also sells cold drinks and ices and the usual gifts paraphernalia. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.
Great place to visit. We were on our way to Dover Castle but the traffic was horrific so we back tracked to Richborough Fort which is very much worth a visit. I would advise buying the guide book as it gives you more insight as you walk around 2 thousand year old ruins. Very pleased we visited and would recommend.
This is a fascinating place. The audio tour was informative although the information boards could do with replacement as they are a bit tatty. The museum is small but adds to the visit. You are free to wander around the site which is a good idea to do before leaving as the audio tour didn’t include everything. The entrance fee is reasonable. Free parking and toilets are available.
Fascinating site of great historical importance where the Romans set up their first port to access Britain. Take the audio tour to get the full picture of what was once there.
I have been to this site many times over many years and I never tire of my visits. I find it incredible that so few people know about this amazing place.
Not much to see but historically important site with nice views of surrounding countryside . Small visitors centre gives the important background. Big open space is good for kids to run around but make sure they don't fall as there are different levels. Some of the signage around the site needs updating. Check out the unique ecotoilets!
Well worth taking the free audio tour, makes the visit so more informative as it's basically a collection of, very old, walls.
The stadf were friendly and the museum gives you an excellent insight intc roman life . In kent the only minus point is the lack of a tearoom however refrashments are available from the shop but limites choice so would advise you take a picnic dogs are also welcome.
A large ruins with a nice little Roman exhibition, would recommend getting the guide book or free audio guides to talk you through what you're looking at.
The gateway to Claudian Britain. Romans would get off their ships and walk up through the massive arch (only the base of which survives) into the town. They may have stayed the night in the Mansio then gone onto Canterbury and beyond along Watling Street which started from the town. What is now standing are the remains of the later Saxon Shore Fort built to protect against raiders in the fourth century.
Whilst a small Heritage site and somewhat out of the way it is definitely worth a visit. Dog friendly as it is allowed everywhere and a dog bowl is provided. Easy to combine with a visit to St Augustine's Abbey in Canterbury.