The Ermin Street Guard are coming to Cirencester Amphitheatre

The Ermine Street Guard will be returning to Cirencester Amphitheatre on Sunday October 2nd. Join us for free and experience the Roman military world brought to life. 

Join us on Sunday 2nd October from 10am – 4pm.


The event will be open from 10.00am until 4.00pm with the Guard putting on displays at 11.30am and 2.30pm which will feature aspects of a Roman soldier’s training, a demonstration of combat formations and artillery displays.

 Throughout the day you can explore the living history camp to find out how Roman soldiers would have lived, the tools they used and the food they ate. Ideal for children studying Romans at school.

There is no parking at the amphitheatre so we are asking people to walk to the site if possible. On Sundays most car parks in the centre of town (apart from The Brewery) are free. Free parking is also available at Cotswold District Council offices, Trinity Road, Cirencester GL7 1PX on Sundays.

Come along to spend a day with the Romans in Cirencester’s wonderful amphitheatre.

Cotswold Avenue, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1XW

About The Ermine Street Guard

Dedicated to the research and recreation of authentic Roman military armour, weapons and tactics, The Ermine Street Guard are a celebrated group who give public displays across the UK and Europe.

Ermine Street soldiers

Celebrating 50 years

Formed in 1972, the Guard is a leading society studying the Roman army, creating pieces of Roman military kit with an incredible dedication to authenticity, based on the latest research and academic insight. 

Watch The Ermine Street Guard at Fishbourne in 2019. 

Education, research and more

The Ermine Street Guard provide their knowledge to schools and universities studying Roman history, including in-person visits.

Roman Standard Bearer
Ermine Street Guard formation
Ermine Street Guard formation

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