Roman Britain

Following my recent post about Roman London, here are some more sites to explore, in other parts of Britain.

Roman Baths. Bath, Avon.
The famous hot baths and use of the natural spring gave this attractive city its name. Extensively restored, they are now part of a visitor centre in this city in the west of England.
There is a charge for tickets and tours. https://www.romanbaths.co.uk/

Hadrians Wall, northern England.
Built as a defence against the warlike Scottish tribes, this famous wall extended over 73 miles, from east to west.
Most of it is free to explore, with charges for some exhibitions, and special events. https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/hadrians-wall/
It is significantly lower than when it was built of course, as most of the stones were reused when the Romans left.

Toilets provided for the soldiers.

A substantial fort just south of the wall, at Vindolanda.

St Albans, Hertfordshire.
This was formerly known as Verulanium, and was one of the largest Roman cities in Britain. Just 25 miles north of London, it is easy to get to, and full of interesting history.
Exploring Verulamium, the Roman city of St Albans (UK)
The open air theatre, which was said to have had perfect acoustics.

Chedworth Roman Villa, Gloucestershire.
A lovely example of the house of a rich Roman, now run by the National Trust. There is a charge for entry.
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chedworth-roman-villa

Carleon Fort and baths, south Wales.
An example of how far west Roman occupation extended. There is a charge for entry.
https://cadw.gov.wales/visit/places-to-visit/caerleon-roman-fortress-and-baths

Wroxeter Roman City, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
Another western site, known by the Romans as Viroconium Cornoviorum. This was the fourth largest city in Roman Britain, and has been extensively excavated. There is a charge for entry.
https://www.culture24.org.uk/wm000116

As you can see, the Romans left their mark all over Britain, and I recommend you try to see some of these amazing historical sites if you visit this country.

52 thoughts on “Roman Britain

    1. They are mostly owned and run by Heritage Organisations now. Since they started charging for entry, they are able to do more restoration, and offer a better-informed experience for visitors.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  1. Absolute amazing sites to see Pete😊 I really want to thank you again for showing all this. As I said last week, I am a huge history buff, and seeing so many cool things are in England, I can’t wait to visit there for really one day! 😊

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  2. For some reason, the Romans never quite made it to Southern Nevada. Go figure.
    As for Wroxeter, I hear it’s best not to visit at night. There have been sightings of a werewolf in the vicinity of Viroconium Cornoviorum.

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  3. This “stuff” is SO cool to me! Not sure I’ll ever make it to Britain again (actually it was three days in Scotland) to spend some time and see all this. Great pics, Pete.

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    1. Thanks, Doug. I have also done Roman London. You can type that in the search box. πŸ™‚
      The Romans didn’t occupy Scotland, so no Roman remains up there.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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