Soldiers at Fishbourne Roman Palace: The Ermine Street Guard
The sounds of swords clashing, shields banging and trumpets blaring will ring out at Fishbourne Roman Palace & Gardens near Chichester, West Sussex, this summer as the Ermine Street Guard set up at camp in the grounds of the largest Roman home north of the Alps.
Over the weekend of 30 – 31 July, visitors can travel back 2,000 years in time to when the Romans ruled Britain, as soldiers from the leading Roman Army re-enactment society will be giving thrilling displays in the Palace’s formal garden, shooting artillery and providing live demonstrations of how the Roman Army prepared for combat.
There will also be a range of fun Roman-themed activities on offer throughout the weekend and visitors can explore the magnificent mosaics and recreated grounds at the country’s largest Roman home, which dates back to 75 AD.
The Roman Army weekend takes place from 10am to 5pm on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 July. Pre-booking tickets online is recommended for this event to guarantee entry, with prices starting at £15 for adults and £8 for a child. Please note that pre-booked tickets are priced at a slightly reduced rate to those purchased on the day of the event. Free entry for Sussex Archaeological Society members does not apply for this event.
Fishbourne Roman Palace, Roman Way, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 3QR
Sat 30 July and Sun 31 July