Richborough Roman Fort

Richborough Roman Fort is an Attraction. Area Sandwich


Richborough Road
CT13 9JW

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Useful info

  • Available: Accessible toilet/s
  • Available: Baby changing
  • Available: Coach parties welcome
  • Available: Family-friendly
  • Available: Guide dogs, Hearing dogs and Registered assistance dogs welcome
  • Available: On-site parking (charges may apply)
  • Available: Visitor toilet/s
  • Not available: Food and drink on site


Admission fees


See some of the finest Roman ruins still standing in Britain, including the 'Saxon Shore' fort walls and the remains of the many buildings that once lined the town's streets.

Climb the ramparts to the top of the 8-metre high reconstructed Claudian Gateway for epic views of Richborough's Roman remains. On a clear day you can admire the picturesque Kent countryside and see all the way to the coast from where the Romans once came.

The original Gateway was built to protect the Roman army during the invasion of Britain ,Richborough being the launching pad for their campaign of conquest. Clambering up the ramparts and then onto the top level of the gate tower, you'll be in the same spot as a Roman sentry, nearly two thousand years ago.

The new audio guides, led by historian and broadcaster Tessa Dunlop, will help bring the site to life.

Explore Richborough's recently revamped museum. It's full of remarkable artefacts excavated at Richborough during the last 100 years, such as delicately crafted hairpins, and statues to Roman gods.

Children (and grown-ups too!) will love the fiendishly fun video game, where you'll ship goods across the vast territories of the Roman empire all the way to Richborough. Then race against a partner in our hands-on game, where you'll compete to recreate the monumental arch that once stood in the town's centre.

Keep the little ones entertained with a time-travel themed Kids' Trail (maps available at admission). Take the pop-up trail with you while exploring Richborough, weaving around the Roman Walls, up the Claudian Gateway and around the remains of the monumental arch.