Historic Colchester: The Roman Visitor

4.61 (51 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.

NOTE: Entry to the Roman Circus Visitor Centre is not needed to complete the quest. Entry to attraction is only optional and is not included in your ticket fee.

The Visitor Centre or Colchester Archaeological Trust is not affiliated with Questo.


  • Can be played on
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

  • During these hours
    Whole day

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  • 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?

Experience's route

Starting point Butt Road Car Park / Roman Circus
Butt Rd, Colchester CO3 3DG, UK
Finish point Colchester Castle
Colchester CO1 1TJ, UK

Places you will visit


It will take you

65-95 mins

You will walk

4600 steps

Total distance

3.5 km

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kerry Croft

01 Jun 2024

Tom Suckling

27 May 2024

Charlotte Mayo

27 May 2024

Mel Bosch

30 Apr 2024
quite enjoyable and simple, a few confusing wordings which misguided our directions and some spelling mistakes (10pm instead of saying 10am). lots of interesting spots and areas I wouldn’t have normally seen


11 Apr 2024

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