Historic Colchester: The Roman Visitor

4.62 (37 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.
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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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kayla nicholas

18 Nov 2023


28 Oct 2023

Mackenzie Young

24 Oct 2023
lovely veiw of colchester. places ive never seen before. great date idea

colin bennett

24 Oct 2023


07 Oct 2023

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outdoor escape 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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