Historic Colchester: The Roman Visitor

5 (17 ratings)
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This game takes players through some of Colchester's most important Roman landmarks. You play the part of a visiting diplomat, helping the local governor solve a plot for his own murder. The challenges are designed to be easy, so children and adults can both play along. If you want to learn a bit more about Roman Colchester, this is the perfect way to do it.
No booking needed. Just download the app, add it to your quests and start playing.

Places you will visit


It will take you

65-95 mins

You will walk

4600 steps

Total distance

3.5 km


    You will see what is left of Colchester's famous Roman wall and gates. You will view works of art, examples of culture and places of worship from Roman Colchester. You will walk through some of the city's most picturesque back lanes and the famous Castle Park.


The year is 300 CE. Your name is Antonius, you are a Roman diplomat. You've been invited by the local governor, Marcus, to visit the thriving city of Colonia Claudius Victricensis, also known as Camulodunum. Marcus is keen to show off the city's fortifications, temples, art, and culture.

However, there's another reason he's invited you. The governor suspects a plot to kill him. Clues to this plot are hidden all over the city. Can you help Marcus unravel it before it's too late?

Game route

Starting point Butt Road Car Park / Roman Circus
Butt Rd, Colchester CO3 3DG, UK
Finish point Colchester Castle
Colchester CO1 1TJ, UK
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Get the app and you're all set

Download it, choose your route and just walk to the starting point.

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Ratings and Reviews


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16 Apr 2023

Cornel Dumitrescu

15 Apr 2023


09 Apr 2023


28 Mar 2023

Jessica Watling

08 Mar 2023
Brilliant way of discovering the history of Colchester encompassing lots of historical features and a fun plot to engage all the members of the family.

What does a
game look like?

  • Discover new places

    As you walk and tour around the city, you will visit new cool places.

  • Solve puzzles, crack riddles

    You will test your wits and exploring abilities with fun challenges.

  • Learn fun history

    Each place comes with its own bit of history that you'll discover as you walk.

  • Role-play

    Put yourself in the shoes of a famous fictional character and play out their story.


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Laurence Gardner
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