It is amazing to see how the people lived their daily lives. Image: All known Roman sites and findpots in the borough of Ipswich Castle Hill Villa. Situated on the site of Bloomberg’s new European headquarters, this anticipated new cultural hub showcases the ancient temple, a selection of the remarkable Roman artefacts found during the recent excavation, and a series of contemporary art commissions … These visible remains are that of a Saxon Shore Short which was built around 300AD, although it is thought that the site housed at least two earlier forts. Chedworth Roman Villa, Gloucestershire. The eastern side contains stonework that is intact. ',54.402658,-3.205454,4],['Housesteads

Built to house around 800 soldiers, Housesteads is one of a series of Hadrians Wall forts and is relatively well preserved. The British fighters had little to no armor, and it didn’t take long for the Romans to march across Britain. Although most of the remains are in England, Wales boasts some of the best preserved sites in the country including the five metre high city walls of Venta Silurum and the spectacular remains of Isca Augusta at Caerleon. The Roman military headquarters still stands today and it is open to the public. ',54.9912,-2.360204,4],['Viroconium Cornoviorum (Wroxeter Roman City)

Once the fourth largest Roman city in England, Viroconium Cornoviorum (now called Wroxeter) contains the largest free-standing Roman ruin in England as well as other extensive remains. In fact, rumour has it that Housesteads boasts the best preserved Roman latrine in all of Britain! Camulodunum - The 'Fortress of the War God Camulos' - was the capital of Roman Britain and Britain's First City. ',51.720944,-2.558015,4],['Carvoran Roman Fort

One of sixteen forts along Hadrians Wall, Carvoran is not the most spectacular or most excavated site in the area, but it is the home to the Roman Army Museum which is well worth a visit. The villa was burned to the ground about 200... 3. There is also a museum of the site which includes artefacts from the villa. An observation tower in the museum grounds reveals the extensive remains of the site. ',54.832015,-2.47658,4],['Ermine Street

A major Roman road that ran from London to York via Lincoln. The other walls have Roman foundations although were rebuilt some time later. The most significant Roman site in the region is the villa complex at Castle Hill (IPS 015, IPS 200, IPS 203, IPS 421 etc, sometimes also known as the Whitton villa).The villa complex has several buildings, perhaps arranged around a courtyard, located in a prominent south-facing location at 35m above OD. The artwork is exquisite. ',51.390495,-3.296065,4],['Dolaucothi Gold Mines and Luentinum Fort

Dolaucothi is though to have been the only Roman gold mine in Britannia, and would have been protected by an accompanying fort (known as Luentinum). ',52.634883,-1.141328,4],['Letocetum

Letocetum was once a significant Roman settlement with temples, villas, a basilica, forum and amphitheatre. Now just a series of cropmarks, the fort was manned by the Romans until around AD 407 and was once home to the Cohors II Pannoniorum, a 500-strong infantry unit from the province of Pannonia, corresponding to present-day western Hungary and parts of eastern Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, and Serbia. ',51.509888,-.076041,4],['Longovicium

Yet another Dere Street fort, Longovicium is situated some 20 miles south of Hadrians Wall. The latter were a very small group of extremely substantial and opulent villas built by the very wealthiest members of Romano-British society. This famous bridge was used as part of Hadrian’s Wall and stretched for 60 meters to cross the North Tyne River. There is a phenomenal amount of remains still visible including an amphitheatre, baths and barracks. At its height the amphitheatre could have seated over 8000 people. The site is now a museum where you can see a lot of Roman stonework and mosaics. Some parts still stand today including the original Roman gate. ',53.452132,-1.987892,4],['Bignor Roman Villa

Boasting some of the most complete Roman mosaics in the country, Bignor Roman Villa was discovered in 1811 by a local farmer and has been a popular visitor attraction ever since. There is also a small museum which includes an exhibition about the site as well as finds which were uncovered during excavation. Artefacts from Moridunum excavations can be seen at the nearby museum in Abergwili. ',54.856573,-1.572281,4],['Corbridge Roman Site

Starting life as a Hadrians Wall fort, Cordbridge developed into a large civilian centre sometime in the late 2nd century AD. ',54.990351,-2.370547,4],['Temple of Mithras

During the post-war reconstruction of London, an archaeological treasure was found amongst all of the rubble and debris; the Roman Temple of Mithras. ',53.137597,-4.265667,4],['Tomen-y-Mur Roman Fort

Visible earthworks of a Roman amphitheatre (albeit a very small one), bath house, temple, parade ground and even a Roman road can be seen, although most of the remains here are from a much later Norman motte and bailey castle. If visiting, be sure to check out Balkerne Gate right next to the Hole in the Wall pub - this is the best preserved Roman gateway in Britain. ',51.481497,-3.180783,4],['Cold Knap, Barry

Cold Knap was once a Roman port, and the remains of a 3rd century building can still be seen along the shore. ',55.964744,-4.032825,4],['Pennymuir Roman camps

Pennymuir was once home to three temporary camps for Roman legions heading between Hadrians Wall and the Antonine Wall. Hadrian’s Wall snakes across the pastoral landscape. The coastline to the south of the wall being vunerable to attack was defended by a series of Roman milefortlets extending down the Cumbrian coast. Although many of these defences have now been lost, one of the major forts was located at Beckfort. Occupied until the early 4th century, St Bridget’s church and graveyard now stands on the north-east corner of the fort. A Roman bathhouse has also been discovered a short distance south of the fort. For a true treasure trove of Roman artifacts, one need only visit the Museum of … ',51.825242,-3.575835,4],['Segontium

Built in around 80AD just a few years after completing their conquest of Wales, Segontium was the largest and most important Roman fort in north Wales. ',55.919862,-4.328031,4],['Castlecary

Built in AD 80 by Governor Gnaeus Julius Agricola, the impressive remains of Castlecary Antonine Wall fort are well worth a visit and are easily accessed from the M80. Much of this bridge has been destroyed over the years. Unless you’ve been living under a rock – or a temple – it’s likely that you’ll have heard of the famous Roman ruins of Pompeii and the ancient architectural gems of Rome. It also saw gladiatorial combat, cock fighting, wrestling, and bull baiting. ',51.42238,-1.694598,4],['Dere Street

Dere Street was once the main supply route and only major road between York, Hadrians Wall and onwards to the Antonine Wall in Scotland. If you include your name we'll be sure to credit you on the website. From Julius Caesar’s first landing on the shoreline of England in 55BC to the famous ‘Look to their own defences’ letter of AD410, the Romans played an important part in British history for over 400 years. These remains date back to around 143AD, and were discovered by builders in 1973. Free and open access at any reasonable time. You can get a glimpse into the past by visiting these beautiful ancient Roman ruins. ',54.676421,-1.676059,4],['Brading Roman Villa

This large Roman villa and courtyard was built in the 1st century AD and despite frequent Anglo-Saxon raids and the occasional fire, remained in use until the 4th century AD. This villa was discovered in 1864 and was acquired by the National Trust in 1924. Museum of London. An archaeological dig in the heart of the City provides a unique insight into the first 400 years of London's Roman history, experts say. Unfortunately the remains of the fort now lie underground although it is still possible to make out the ramparts. To plug this gap in their defences, the Romans built a series of milefortlets extending down the Cumbrian coast from Hadrians Wall, linked by a road rather than a wall. ',54.089711,-1.382759,4],['Ambleside Roman Fort

Dating back to the reign of the Emperor Hadrian, this fort was originally built for two purposes; to protect the Ravenglass to Brougham Roman Road as well as acting as a supply base for Hadrians Wall to the north. Britain has a surprisingly … This is a beautifully kept structure that will give you true insight into the daily life of a Roman soldier. This gives you a unique perspective into ancient Roman life. ',50.819215,.334064,4],['Piddington Roman Villa

This Roman villa was found by local workmen in 1781 when they uncovered a complete mosaic. If you've noticed a site that we've missed, please let us know via our contact form. Originally a base for the Roman fleet of the Classic Britannica (a branch of the navy designed to protect the English Channel), the town quickly grew into a major trading centre due to both its proximity to Gaul and its positioning at the start of Watling Street. There is also a small section of Roman city wall to the east of the arch. ',51.663893,-3.813106,4],['Sarn Helen Roman road

One of the best preserved Roman roads in the whole of Britain, the remains of both cobbles and a ditch are still visible at the Maen Madoc stone in the Brecon Beacons. Excavated in 1975, the public baths served the local Romano-British community between the 2nd and 5th centuries. Restricted opening hours and entrance charges apply. ',54.536322,-1.675753,4],['Portchester Roman Fort

The best preserved of all of the Roman Saxon Shore Forts, Portchester Fort (also known as Portus Adurni) appears almost as it did the day it was built… at least from a distance! Copyright © Historic UK Ltd. Company Registered in England No. The entire west wing was heated and furnished. There is also a Roman gate still visible, albeit blocked up and incorporated into the medieval city walls. The villa dates from around 200AD and was demolished or burnt down around 200 years later. There are so many locations to consider when trying to find the best 10 Roman ruins/buildings in England. ',50.672911,-1.152277,4],['Bremenium

Bremenium was once an extremely well defended Dere Street fort complete with artillery defences. There is also a museum on site. Instead, the Anglo-Saxons decided to make nearby Winchester their home, leaving the remarkably intact remains that can still be seen today including the city walls and the amphitheatre.

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Camulodunum (or modern day Colchester) was the home of the first permanent Roman fortress to be built in Britain in AD 43. All this made Britain a very easy target for Rome. ',55.997274,-3.867499,4],['Alabum Llandovery Roman fort

Although not much of this 1st century auxiliary fort still remains, it is possible to see some scarped slopes to the north and west of St Marys Church. Today the route is still used by many major roads including the A1, although the occasional Roman milestone still remains. This villa is in excellent condition; it is filled with awesome facts and interesting bits of ancient Roman architecture. By the 3rd century AD the city had been rebuilt and grown into an area of around 130 acres, enclosed by a massive city wall with seven gates and a substantial earth bank. There are still remains of the original barracks, and you can still see how soldiers lived long ago. Roman Ruins and York. Free and open access at any reasonable time. ',54.746687,-3.450507,4],['Maryport (Alauna) Fort & Senhouse Roman Museum

An early Roman fort, rebuilt around AD122 as a supply base for the coastal defences of the mighty Hadrians Wall. Grab Your Free Copy Of The Editor's Choice Special Edition Here, 4. It now lies in part of Windsor Great Park. Today the route is still used by many major roads including the A1, although the occasional Roman milestone still remains. Ruinsseem to materialize in the unlikeliest places in this former capital of the Roman province of Lusitania. It was completely remodelled in 310 AD, and was transformed into a dwelling for the elite. ',52.345093,-1.158006,4],['Welwyn Roman Baths

Preserved in a steel vault under the A1(M) motorway, these fantastic remains of a large villas baths are remarkably intact. This site is controlled by National Trust and it dates back to 120 AD. There are dozens of Roman Ruins in Britain and they are dotted around the country from Scotland to Wales. Originally of turf and timber construction, the fort served as an important naval base guarding the nearby harbour. Only since the early 1900’s have the secrets of the Roman fortress of Isca been slowly rescued from oblivion. To plug this gap in their defences, the Romans built a series of milefortlets extending down the Cumbrian coast from Hadrians Wall, linked by a road rather than a wall. St Bride’s Church was designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1672 in Fleet Street in … Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheater is key site in history of Roman Britain, used during the entire length of the occupation from the invasion of AD 43 until the end of Roman rule in 410. ',55.02587,-2.13962,4],['Cirencester Roman Amphitheatre

The remains of one of the largest Roman amphitheatres ever found in Britain although unfortunately no stonework can be seen, only earthworks. Dolaucothi Gold Mines. Roman Ruins. This was the crowning point of his career and politically and militarily bolstered his position. Lost for centuries, many sections of the wall were uncovered during WW2 bombing and can now be seen from Tower Bridge all of the way to Farringdon. Also visible is a set of lilas pits which would have had stakes at the bottom, as well as the line of the military road that would have linked all of the Antonine Wall forts together. ',51.301696,-2.715189,4],['Chedworth Roman Villa

Although the structure of this villa dates from around AD120, it went through a dramatic extension and improvement in around AD310. Although it is not currently open the public, there are plans by local authorities, Durham and Newcastle Universities and English Heritage to allow public access to the site. Today all of the 12 ground floor rooms can still be seen, including a fabulous mosaic in the main entertaining room. ',54.807635,-3.153126,4],['Plumpton (Voreda) Fort

With the earthworks still clearly visible from the adjacent A6, the fort was built upon the old Roman road that ran northwards to Hadrian’s Wall. ',51.889567,.893857,4],['Carrawbugh

Once the most northern fort on Hadrians Wall, today the only remains of Carrawburgh fort (a.k.a. Archaeologists at Work, Vindolanda. From the heritage site of Hadrian’s Wall (which most people have heard of) to many lesser-known Roman Forts, Villas and even castles. It was rediscovered in 1811 by a farmer. A strategically important outpost, it formed part of a military frontier against the hostile Picts to the north. This villa survived many Anglo-Saxon raids. Roman villa buildings are widespread, with between 400 and 1000 examples recorded nationally. The woman, named Jess, sent … ',51.293391,1.332157,4],['Segedunum Roman Fort

Lying at the eastern corner of Hadrians Wall, Segedunum is the most thoroughly excavated Roman fort in the country. ',55.958827,-4.072068,4],['Bearsden Bath House

Almost all of the Roman fort at Bearsden is hidden under modern housing, although the forts bath house has been excavated and is now on public display. Large masonry blocks and one of the bridge abutments can still be seen to this day. var locations=[['Aldborough Roman Site

Once the capital of a Romanised tribe of native Britons, visitors today can still see two beautiful Roman mosaics as well as the remains of the town wall and a museum exploring the history of the town. Today all of the remains lay underground with only minor earthworks being visible. ',50.95179,-2.743535,4],['Hardknott Roman Fort

Built between AD120 and AD138 during the reign of Emperor Hadrian, Hardknott Fort (Mediobogdum) appears to have been occupied initially only briefly before being re-occupied probably in the late 2nd century. If you notice a site that we’ve missed, please let us know by filling in the “Have we missed something?” form at the bottom of the page. Unfortunately only the foundations of the fort still remain, although there is also a modern reconstruction of the military bath house.

Stanegate Roman Road was built in around AD80 to link together two major forts but only became a frontier road after the withdrawl from Scotland in 105AD. This site is believed to be the original home to several amphitheaters that were built at the same location. A US tourist who stole Roman ruins as a gift for her boyfriend gave it BACK and apologized for being an "American a**hole." ',54.534716,-1.670018,4],['Piercebridge Roman Fort

Piercebridge is the southernmost of the Dere Street forts, the main road linking York to Hadrians Wall and on to the Antonine Wall. Once the Romans conquered the capital, the emperor rode into the capital on the back of an elephant. There is also a museum on the site which is managed by English Heritage. ',55.010354,-2.005504,4],['Ham Hill

Originally an Iron Age hill fort, the Romans captured the site from the Britons in AD45. The remains of a large Roman fort can still be seen there. Remains that can be seen today include the military headquarters which is open to the public and located underneath modern day York Minster, as well as a Roman bath (located under the Roman Bath pub in St Sampsons Square), a temple, as well as a portion of city wall in the Museum Gardens known as the Multangular Tower.

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Founded in AD71, Eboracum started out as a Roman fort but soon grew into a urban centre with residents from throughout the Roman Empire. The first roads in Britain were built by the Roman legions, which had their own surveyors, engineers and the equipment they needed for this type of construction work…. ',52.183671,-.824496,4],['Piecebridge Roman Bridge

The remains of a Roman Bridge which once led into Piercebridge Roman Fort from across the River Tees. The remains are remarkably complete and include sculpture, coins, jewellery and the bronze head of the goddess Sulis Minerva. Unfortunately not much remains of Roman Canterbury, however sections of the original city wall around the North Gate area can still be seen. ',52.582599,1.651377,4],['Caister-on-Sea

Although nowhere near as well preserved as its neighbour Burgh Castle just a few miles away, this Saxon Shore Fort was partially excavated in the 1950s although much of the fort now lies under modern housing. There were many languages spoken by warring tribes. This amphitheater was primarily used for military training and drills. Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum. In the 4th century AD a temple was built on the site, the remains of which can still be seen today. The archaeology of the Vesuvius eruption, including; Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis, Boscoreale, Hadrian's Villa and other sites. This fort was once a maritime supply fort for Hadrian’s wall. ',51.826648,-2.147398,4],['Habitancum

Only ditches and a small amount of stonework at the north-eastern corner of this Dere Street fort can still be seen. Excavated in 1879, evidence of a civilian settlement, or vicus, was also uncovered. There is still much of the original Roman stonework visible—mostly in the curtain wall. Prior to this, visitors to the ruins had mistakenly confused the remains of Britain’s biggest Roman Amphitheatre with King Arthur’s Round Table! Large town houses have been uncovered with under floor heating and fine decorated mosaic floors. ',54.826064,-3.418793,4],['Moresby (Gabrosentum) Fort

Although the mighty Hadrians Wall stood as the main defensive feature protecting the northern extent of the Roman Empire in Britain, the coastline close to the Scottish border was still exposed to attack. ',53.189325,-2.887095,4],['Chesters Bridge

This Roman bridge would have spanned the North Tyne River for some 60 metres, carrying the weight of both a military road and Hadrians Wall upon its arches. Much of the rest of the site still lies unexcavated. After acquiring a force of local tribes, Rome began to expand its control to the remaining parts of Britain. The following centuries saw the site grow in size and become one of the most important towns in the area. The only problem was that the southeast had been conquered at this point, while the rest of the island remained free. There is a large dining room with a beautiful mosaic floor. Only earthworks remain. ',54.57394,-3.576298,4],['Ravenglass Bath House

With its stone walls still standing at almost 4m high, the ruined bath house stands outside the nearby 2nd century Ravenglass Roman fort. Today the site is managed by the National Trust and is one of the largest villas of its type in the UK. When he started digging, he quickly realized he was unearthing something special. There is also a visitor centre which includes displays and artefacts from the fort, and rumour has it that the tea rooms here are also very good! Over the next 400 years the fort grew into one of the largest Roman cities in the country and even, for a short time, the capital of Britain. ',52.411842,-1.215349,4],['Verulamium

Verulamium was settled in the first 10 years of the Roman occupation of Britain and was granted city-like status in AD50. Excavations have revealed official buildings including the commending officers house, as well as numerous civilian buildings, a fort and a small natural harbour. This villa is world famous for its mosaic of Orpheus. Camulodunum (or modern day Colchester) was the home of the first permanent Roman fortress to be built in Britain in AD 43. On to York, site of magnificent York Minster. Vindolanda boasts major Roman ruins, and a captivating museum. ',53.961334,-1.08704,4],['Durovernum Cantiacorum (Canterbury)

Once the capital of a Celtic tribe called the Cantiaci, Canterbury was captured by the Romans in the 1st century AD and renamed Durovernum Cantiacorum (meaning stronghold of the Cantiaci). Improvements were continually made to this castle fort until 1588 when a new gun battery was added. Visible remains today include the perimeter walls, gatehouses and guard towers. rummaging through mole hills looking for Roman remains! ',55.980137,-3.952594,4],['Croy Hill

Not much remains of this Antonine Wall fort except for a single wall ditch and two beacon platforms. It is believed this was a private homestead that was the home of a very wealthy Romano-Briton. ',51.38126,-2.359561,4],['Richborough Castle

Situated on the site where the Romans first invaded Britain in 43AD, Richborough Castle was built in the late 3rd century as a Saxon Shore Fort. Many people consider the original landing site to be Richborough. Sites in England | Sites in Scotland | Sites in Wales. To get the most out of our interactive map, please select the ‘Satellite’ option below which in our opinion, allows you to more fully appreciate the sites from above. ',51.433554,-1.570138,4],['London Wall

From around 200 AD, the shape of London was defined by one single structure; its massive city wall. Today there are considerable remains of both a Roman villa and the west wall of a fort at the Roman Painted House (which also includes a museum). Today there are some fantastic mosaics on display, as well as a museum and a reconstructed Roman garden. There are also two separate bathing suites. St Brides Church. There are also the remains of an Iron Age fort on the site. There is also a museum on the site which displays the Corbridge Hoard.

Click here for our full article',54.978306,-2.02974,4],['Crofton Roman Villa

The only publically accessible Roman villa in London, Crofton is situated next door to Orpington Station and features some quite substantial remains including tessellated floors and a hypocaust. The Roman Theatre. 5621230. ',53.237177,-.538215,4],['Pevensey Roman Fort

This Saxon Shore Fort was built around AD290, and although most of the structure dates from the medieval times there is significant Roman masonry in the outer curtain wall. This villa can be dated as far back as the 1st century AD and was in use until around the 4th century. ',51.610141,-2.954005,4],['Cardiff Roman Fort

Although the majority of the Cardiff Roman Fort is a Victorian reconstruction, the original Roman walls can still be seen incorporated into certain portions of the Cardiff Castle. The remains of a Roman lighthouse can also be seen within the grounds of Dover Castle. What Roman ruins are there? It is one of the largest villas of this type in England. The Romans were famous for introducing a uniform currency throughout their empire, meaning that coins that were accepted at Hadrian’s Wall would also have been accepted in Rome, Carthage and Athens! ',54.738475,-2.78835,4],['Beckfoot (Bibra) Fort

Although the mighty Hadrians Wall stood as the main defensive feature protecting the northern extent of the Roman Empire in Britain, the coastline close to the Scottish border was still exposed to attack. ',51.711129,-1.972196,4],['Concangis

Little remains of this Dere Street fort except for a small excavation of the officers quarters which is located in the centre of Chester Le Street. Evan Andrews Known as “Vinovia” to the Romans, the outpost once commanded the crossroads of the River Wear and Dere Street, an ancient road … There is rich Roman history embedded in the countryside of Great Britain. The site is open to the public. ',52.044482,-3.949738,4],['Moridunum, Carmarthen

Situated in modern day Carmathen, the visible remains of Moidunum are limited to an amphitheatre thought to have been the furthest west ever built within the Roman empire. The Romans landed unopposed on the British coast. It was mistakenly attributed to Agricola before the late 19th century, but in fact was the work of Hadrian. Home to a 500 strong cavalry regiment, a small civilian settlement, or vicus, formed just to the south of the fort. ',52.501228,-1.295271,4],['Gadebridge Roman Villa

Excavated in the 1960s and again in 2000, Gatesbridge Villa once housed the second largest swimming baths ever found in Britain. The remains of many of the forts buildings are still visible, quite surprising really considering that Edward I plundered most of the stonework for his castle at Caernarfon! Occupied between the first and fourth centuries, it is thought the fort was built by the 2nd Cohort of Gaul’s, or Cohors II Gallorum, a mounted cavalry unit recruited from the Gallic tribes of northern France. In 2017 London is a sprawling metropolis that expands year after year, but … Remains of catapult emplacements have been found, once used by the Romans to fire boulders at marauders coming down Dere Street from the north. Today the most visible part of the remains is the town wall which still stands at around 20 feet high. Unfortunately when the local townspeople of Northampton came along to see the mosaic they decided to break it up and take it away as souvenirs! Built in 160 AD, this supply fort played a vital role in maintaining military forces in Britain. ',54.985348,-2.523369,4],['Newport Arch / Lincoln City Wall

Newport Arch was built in the 3rd century to carry Ermine Street through the city of Lincoln and is still used by traffic today. This is the only amphitheater discovered in Britain. Brocolitia) are earthworks and a small Temple of Mithras. This villa was discovered when a farmhouse owner decided to run electrical lines to his barn. This villa dates as far back as 200 AD. ',54.994869,-2.464564,4],['Agricolas Ditch

This enormous earthwork follows the route of Hadrians Wall from coast to coast, although its purpose has long been argued. ',51.95674,-3.453183,4],['Highfield Barrow

This well preserved Roman barrow is at the junction of Queensway and High Street Green in Hemel Hempstead, and although not currently open to the public it can be seen from the side of the road. ',55.504989,-2.530718,4],['Inchtuthil

Built in AD 82 as a command headquarters for the Roman invasion of Scotland, Inchtuthil is fairly unique in that it was never built over and therefore was in remarkably good condition when excavated in the 1950s and 60s. ',52.674004,-2.644122,4],['Watling Street

Running from Dover to Wroxeter via London, the path of the original Watling Street is today covered by the A2 and A5 roads although there are certain portions which are either accessible either as footpaths or bridleways. ',52.001003,-3.793191,4],['Caer Gybi, Anglesey Roman fort

Built in the 4th century AD to protect Anglesey against Irish invaders, Caer Gybi is remarkably well preserved with some parts of the original wall standing to over 4 metres in height (notably the north-western corner). Hadrian’s Wall. The reason it has survived for almost 2000 years is that the wall was once used in the structure of a nearby church. ',51.827874,-.210114,4],['Winchester City Walls

Surrounding Winchesters cathedral grounds is the old medieval city wall, with one visible section of the original Roman wall still intact. In the year 143 AD, 40,000 Roman soldiers invaded Britain in a very hard fought battle because the native British showed great tenacity. ',55.170192,-2.173748,4],['Hadrians Wall

Hadrians Wall is the most prominent and important monument left by the Romans in Britain, spanning the entire width of the country. Most of the route has now been incorporated into the A1, but there are still parts (namely just south of Lincoln) where the original Roman road is a public footpath. The museum also includes other collections, charting the social history, archaeology and geology of region. ',52.584173,1.294423,4],['Calleva Atrebatum

This relatively well preserved town is unique in that it became completely disused after the end of the Roman rule in Britain. Only faint earthworks can now be seen, along with a monument which marks the site of the fort. In AD61 Boudica sacked the city and burnt it to the ground but it was soon rebuilt after the Iceni uprising had been quelled. From the World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall to the lesser known villas and amphitheatres that once dotted the land, Britain has a surprisingly large amount of Roman ruins that can still be visited today. At its peak, the amphitheatre could have seated up to 8000 people. If visiting, be sure to stop in at the Roman Museum which, amongst a host of finds from the city, includes an in situ mosaic dating from the late 2nd century AD. Part of an ancient temple was brought from Leptis Magna to the British Museum in 1816 and installed at the Fort Belvedere royal residence in England in 1826. ',51.611813,-2.767755,4],['Y Gaer, Brecon

Built in AD75 at the crossroads of two Roman roads, Y Gaer would have been occupied by a contingent of 500 Spanish-recruited cavalrymen. There is also a museum at the site which houses a collection of Roman finds from the nearby area. Although much of the stonework was recycled in the 18th century to rebuild Wigton, much of the earthen ramparts are well preserved. "situated between the Monument and Tower of London, to be found inside a glass fronted building, then down a few steps are the ruins of the Roman Bath House, with the added commentary from really enthusiastic and k..." ',51.861541,-4.298465,4],['Nidum, Neath

Situated at the corner of a main road and a modern housing estate lies the remains of the south gate of Nidum Roman Fort. Bignor Roman Villa, Sussex. The Romans ruled Britain for almost 400 years and the Roman Empire was the biggest empire to date. The excavated part of the site is now managed by English Heritage and is open to the public free of charge. Mosaic Floor … ',55.004433,-1.430956,4],['Ardotalia

This unexcavated fort could have once housed up to 1000 troops, and until the late 18th century the stone remains could still be seen. ',51.128344,1.322946,4],['Epiacum (Whitley Castle)

This peculiar lozenge shaped fort was thought to have protected Roman lead mine interests in the area, as well as acting as a support fort for nearby Hadrians Wall. This site boasts a number of amazing mosaics. ',51.753993,-.358147,4],['Vindolanda

Built to protect the Stanegate (a road which ran just south of Hadrians Wall), Vindolanda is perhaps best known as the site where the Vindolanda Tablets (the oldest handwritten documents in Britain) were found. This location is dated to 280 AD. You can go in the commanding officer’s house and see the beautiful mosaics. • The Vallum adjoining Hadrian's Wall. ',55.601628,-2.688544,4],['Bar Hill Fort

Situated on the highest point of the Antonine Wall, the remains of Bar Hill include a bath house, granary, barracks and fort headquarters. Although excavations around the fort have revealed the existence of a large civil settlement, or Vicus, we can find no evidence of this from the satellite image... but don’t just take our word for it, take a look for yourself! This villa dates as far back as 200 AD. It is thought that the arena was rebuilt more than once, and that the remains of the current amphitheatre date from around 280AD. Although the majority of the remains now lie under the modern village of Wall, a bath house and official stopping place (mansio) can still be seen.

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The remains of Littlecote Roman Villa is perhaps most famous for its well preserved Orpheus mosaic which dates from the latter half of the 4th century AD. ',56.542315,-3.425578,4],['Trimontium

Built as a base for the Romans advance into Scotland, Trimontium would have at one time housed around 2000 soldiers and civilians. Emperor Claudius decided to invade Britain to distract Roman citizens from his own political problems. Running from east to west, and stretching some 37 miles from modern Boness on the Firth of Forth to Old Kilpatrick on the River Clyde, the wall marked the extent of the Roman military advance northwards from the existing frontier of Hadrians Wall. There is still a wonderfully preserved stretch of Roman road at the site, as well as remains of a bath house with underfloor heating. Although now on private land, the earthwork remains of the fort are still visible from the bath house. Finally, be sure to look out for the Roman masonry which has been reused in the walls of the church. Extensive Ruins to Explore. ',50.952811,-1.830613,4],['Roman Baths

The Roman Baths and magnificent Temple were built around the natural hot spring which rises at 46°C and were at the centre of Roman life in Aquae Sulis between the first and fifth centuries. ',51.060176,-1.3076,4],['Antonine Wall

The building of the Antonine Wall started in AD 142 and is thought to have taken six years to complete. Today, the site of Leptis Magna is the site of some of the most impressive ruins of the Roman period. It is in excellent shape and dates back to 4 AD. ',55.033861,-2.222532,4],['Charterhouse Roman Town

The site of a small Roman town, fort, amphitheatre and mines. Unfortunately very little remains of the western side of the support abutments, but on the eastern side there is still considerable stonework to be seen. ',50.923489,-.595743,4],['Birdoswald Roman Fort

This well preserved fort on Hadrians Wall was built around 110AD and included barracks, granaries, officers mess and even an exercise building (i.e. There is a Roman history museum on site that has many ancient mosaics, some dating from 2 AD.

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