Chester's Roman Amphitheatre was more than just a source of savage entertainment. It was a landmark building for the region and a focus of activity, commerce, and culture.
Meet Marcus Aurelius Nepos - a centurion of the 20th legion and your guide to the arena's bloodied and brutal past. As he walks you through its many points of interest, you'll get a glimpse into the lives of the Roman soliders, their families, local merchants, and gladiators who shared in the prosperity of the arena.
Imagine the smell of the foods cooking in the merchant stalls, hear the roar of the exultant crowd, and feel the dread that filled the hearts of gladiators as they stepped out onto the field of battle to glory, or to their doom.