It is amazing to see how the people lived their daily lives. ',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. Amongst the remains here are some of the best surviving examples of military granaries in Britain. ',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. ',54.721311,-3.49563,4],['Wigton (Maglona) Fort

Also known as Old Carlisle, the fort was constructed towards the end of the first century AD. A small, child sized, and eerily life-like bronze hand has been discovered during the excavation of a Severan fort ditch at Roman Vindolanda. ',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. ',52.650027,1.719266,4],['Caistor St. Edmund (Venta Icenorum)

Once the capital of the Iceni tribe (of Boudica fame), Venta Icenorum soon became one of the most important Roman settlements in East Anglia. ',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. Evan Andrews Known as “Vinovia” to the Romans, the outpost once commanded the crossroads of the River Wear and Dere Street, an ancient road … ',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. This villa is world famous for its mosaic of Orpheus. It also saw gladiatorial combat, cock fighting, wrestling, and bull baiting. The woman, named Jess, sent … Camulodunum (or modern day Colchester) was the home of the first permanent Roman fortress to be built in Britain in AD 43. There are also sections of the original Dere Street which have not been built on, such as at West Woodburn in Northumberland and Gilston in Scotland. ',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. ',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. ',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. This villa is in excellent condition; it is filled with awesome facts and interesting bits of ancient Roman architecture. You can get a glimpse into the past by visiting these beautiful ancient Roman ruins. Hadrian’s Wall snakes across the pastoral landscape. He became emperor after the assassination of his predecessor and decided to conquer Britain because Julius Caesar had failed to do so 100 years earlier. 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! The 10 best ruins in Britain Britain is rightly known for its great stately houses, castles and churches – and its ruins are also worthy of celebration Rowan Moore Today the remains consist of a latrine, bath house and hypocaust, as well as the outline of the walls of the villa and a mosaic floor. This villa can be dated as far back as the 1st century AD and was in use until around the 4th century. The fantastic wooden gateway was built in the 1970s with the same tools and equipment as would have been used by the Romans. There is also a small section of Roman city wall to the east of the arch. If you include your name we'll be sure to credit you on the website. ',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. ',52.929758,-3.926518,4],['Venta Silurum

Unquestionably the best surviving Roman town defence walls in Britain (standing up to 5 metres in places! 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. This amphitheater was primarily used for military training and drills. Remains that are now visible include city walls and a theatre, although the majority of the old Roman city remains unexcavated. A coin from the period of Emperor Vespasian’s rule found at the site. ',51.509888,-.076041,4],['Longovicium

Yet another Dere Street fort, Longovicium is situated some 20 miles south of Hadrians Wall. 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…. An observation tower in the museum grounds reveals the extensive remains of the site. ), the remains at Venta Silurum also include a house with underfloor heating, basilica, forum and temple. Today, the site of Leptis Magna is the site of some of the most impressive ruins of the Roman period. ',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. There are also sections of the original Dere Street which have not been built on, such as at West Woodburn in Northumberland and Gilston in Scotland. ',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. ',50.837465,-.781363,4]],map=new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"),{zoom:6,center:new google.maps.LatLng(54.217073,-2.379364),mapTypeId:google.maps.MapTypeId.ROADMAP,scrollwheel:!1}),infowindow=new google.maps.InfoWindow({maxWidth:300}),marker,i;for(i=0;i
Although Rough Castle was the second smallest fort on the Antonine Wall, it is also one the best preserved with relatively well defined remparts still visible today. ',50.672911,-1.152277,4],['Bremenium

Bremenium was once an extremely well defended Dere Street fort complete with artillery defences. Built in 160 AD, this supply fort played a vital role in maintaining military forces in Britain. Improvements were continually made to this castle fort until 1588 when a new gun battery was added. St Bride’s Church was designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1672 in Fleet Street in … Restricted opening times and entrance charges apply. The Roman town was, amongst many things, home to 3 theatres- more than any other in Britain, as well as the only Roman chariot-racing Circus on the island. It also survived several fires. ',55.033861,-2.222532,4],['Charterhouse Roman Town

The site of a small Roman town, fort, amphitheatre and mines. 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. The British fighters had little to no armor, and it didn’t take long for the Romans to march across Britain. ',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. ',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. Free and open access at any reasonable time. ',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. The group relaxes for lunch with a view of the Wall. ',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. Arbeia Roman Fort, Northumberland. Unfortunately the site is not open to the public after excavations were completed a in 2006. There is a Roman history museum on site that has many ancient mosaics, some dating from 2 AD. ',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. Today the route is still used by many major roads including the A1, although the occasional Roman milestone still remains. 5621230. ',54.975917,-1.664681,4],['Arbeia Roman Fort

Once a maritime supply fort for Hadrians Wall, today Arbeias barracks and gatehouse have been reconstructed and a museum set up to showcase the history of the site. This villa dates as far back as 200 AD. Bignor Roman Villa, Sussex. ',51.819864,-1.924152,4],['Chester Roman Amphitheatre

Currently the largest amphitheatre ever found in Britain, only half of the site has actually been excavated. In the 4th century AD a temple was built on the site, the remains of which can still be seen today. The site is open to the public. There is also a museum at the site which houses a collection of Roman finds from the nearby area. 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. ',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. 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. Much of this bridge has been destroyed over the years. ',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. It was rediscovered in 1811 by a farmer. 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 ruins of city walls. This site is believed to be the original home to several amphitheaters that were built at the same location. ',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. Sites in England | Sites in Scotland | Sites in Wales. Built in 160 AD,... 2. Many sections of the road are now public footpaths. This was the crowning point of his career and politically and militarily bolstered his position. Free and open access at any reasonable time. Although Scotland also lays claim to a abundance of Roman remains, most of these date from the 1st and 2nd centuries and therefore are not as well preserved as their southern neighbours. Visible remains today include the perimeter walls, gatehouses and guard towers. There is a large dining room with a beautiful mosaic floor. Only earthworks remain. 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. 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. A strategically important outpost, it formed part of a military frontier against the hostile Picts to the north. There are also two separate bathing suites. ',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. The site is currently unexcavated but is popular with mole hill archaeologists, i.e. ',55.013359,-2.330239,4],['Jewry Wall

Standing up to 8 metres high, this strikingly well preserved wall was once part of a Roman bath house. There were many languages spoken by warring tribes. ',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. These remains date back to around 143AD, and were discovered by builders in 1973. For something a bit different, pay a visit to the Dolaucothi Gold Mines near … Copyright © Historic UK Ltd. Company Registered in England No. When he started digging, he quickly realized he was unearthing something special. ',54.574164,-3.576182,4],['The Noveum Museum, Chichester

A purpose built museum designed to show the remains of the city’s Roman bath house, previously hidden under a car park. ',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. You can go in the commanding officer’s house and see the beautiful mosaics. 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. 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. 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. There is also a museum on the site which is managed by English Heritage. There is also a Roman public bath, a temple, and multangular tower; all are in good condition and very interesting to view. The Roman military headquarters still stands today and it is open to the public. Photograph: Wessex Archaeology. ',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. ',51.512704,-.091584,4],['Tripontium

Situated around three miles from the town of Rugby, Tripontium was originally a frontier fort built in AD50 to support the Roman invasion to the north. From the heritage site of Hadrian’s Wall (which most people have heard of) to many lesser-known Roman Forts, Villas and even castles. To the north of the church the path of a Roman road can also be seen. ',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. ',52.634883,-1.141328,4],['Letocetum

Letocetum was once a significant Roman settlement with temples, villas, a basilica, forum and amphitheatre. ',52.63624,-.459709,4],['Exeter City Wall

Over 70% of the original Exeter city wall still exists, and although much of it dates from Anglo-Saxon and medieval times, there are still large portions of the original Roman stonework. The excavation site is on Gorhambury Estate and costs £2 to enter, but this comes with an optional tour guide who we found extremely informative. The archaeology of the Vesuvius eruption, including; Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis, Boscoreale, Hadrian's Villa and other sites. ',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. This fort was once a maritime supply fort for Hadrian’s wall. This ancient Roman fort has been converted into a museum. Britain has a surprisingly … The Roman Theatre. It is also the site of Britain's only known Roman Chariot Racing Track. In the 18th century a large hoard of Roman gold ornaments was found (now on show in the British Museum). A Roman bathhouse has also been discovered a short distance south of the fort. 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! ',53.311663,-4.631974,4],['Caerleon (Isca Augusta)

Built in AD75 to support the Roman conquest of Wales, Isca Augusta once housed up to 5,000 soldiers and was not abandoned until the late 4th century / early 5th century AD. 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. The Roman army was far better equipped. Once the Romans conquered the capital, the emperor rode into the capital on the back of an elephant. The only problem was that the southeast had been conquered at this point, while the rest of the island remained free. Many famous pieces, such as the dolphin, can be viewed. 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. ',55.9589,-4.072,4],['Dere Street Roman Road

Dere Street was once the main supply route and only major road between York, Hadrians Wall and onwards to the Antonine Wall in Scotland. ',51.889567,.893857,4],['Carrawbugh

Once the most northern fort on Hadrians Wall, today the only remains of Carrawburgh fort (a.k.a. There is rich Roman history embedded in the countryside of Great Britain. 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! This famous bridge was used as part of Hadrian’s Wall and stretched for 60 meters to cross the North Tyne River. A US tourist who stole Roman ruins as a gift for her boyfriend gave it BACK and apologized for being an "American a**hole." ',51.766625,-.480802,4],['Great Witcombe Roman Villa

Built in the first century AD, it is thought that Great Witcombe Villa once housed a fabulous water garden. At its peak, the amphitheatre could have seated up to 8000 people. This villa survived many Anglo-Saxon raids. This village originated as a Roman fort. ',53.81192,-2.531675,4],['Burgh Castle

This third century Saxon Shore Fort was built to defend the south coast of Britain against invaders from Denmark and Germany. The excavated part of the site is now managed by English Heritage and is open to the public free of charge. Emperor Claudius decided to invade Britain to distract Roman citizens from his own political problems. It is now thought that Agricolas Ditch (also known as the Vallum) was built as a boundary for the militarised zone around Hadrians Wall, i.e. The museum also includes other collections, charting the social history, archaeology and geology of region. The villa dates from around 200AD and was demolished or burnt down around 200 years later. 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. Maryport represents the southernmost fort in these defences, guarding against a crossing of the Solway Firth. ',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. 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.

Click here for more information',51.360657,-1.084412,4],['Camulodunum (Colchester)

Camulodunum (or modern day Colchester) was the home of the first permanent Roman fortress to be built in Britain in AD 43. Many Romans considered Britain to be cursed. so that the local civilians would keep their distance! If you enjoy mosaics this is a must-see location. Some parts still stand today including the original Roman gate. There is also a small museum which includes an exhibition about the site as well as finds which were uncovered during excavation. The following centuries saw the site grow in size and become one of the most important towns in the area. 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. There are still remains of the original barracks, and you can still see how soldiers lived long ago. Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum. Click here to read our full article about this site. The remains of a Roman lighthouse can also be seen within the grounds of Dover Castle. This location is dated to 280 AD. 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. Only faint earthworks can now be seen, along with a monument which marks the site of the fort. Home to a 500 strong cavalry regiment, a small civilian settlement, or vicus, formed just to the south of the fort. Occupied until the early 4th century, St Bridget’s church and graveyard now stands on the north-east corner of the fort. ',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. ',50.835349,-.783524,4],['Cilurnum

Cilurnum was the supporting fort to Chesters Bridge, and today is considered the best preserved Roman fort along Hadrians Wall. After it was captured by the Romans, it was rebuilt and grew to 130 acres. Free and open access at any reasonable time. On to York, site of magnificent York Minster. In the year 143 AD, 40,000 Roman soldiers invaded Britain in a very hard fought battle because the native British showed great tenacity. Although many of these defences have now been lost, including the watchtowers that stood between each milefortlet, Milefortlet 21 is the first to be fully excavated. ',55.024889,-2.137514,4],['Chichester City Walls

A surprisingly large amount of the original Roman core remains in Chichesters city walls, although most of the visible stonework is the result of 18th century restoration. ',50.836605,-.810387,4],['Fosse Way

The Fosse Way was one of the most important Roman roads in Britain, linking Exeter, Bath, Cirencester, Leicester and ending in Lincoln. ',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. ',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. Today all of the 12 ground floor rooms can still be seen, including a fabulous mosaic in the main entertaining room. Chedworth Roman Villa, Gloucestershire. ',54.832015,-2.47658,4],['Ermine Street

A major Roman road that ran from London to York via Lincoln. 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. It has not been fully excavated yet. ',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. Although only small parts of the fort have been excavated, there have been some fantastic finds uncovered over the centuries including the Ribchester Hoard. Excavated in 1975, the public baths served the local Romano-British community between the 2nd and 5th centuries. ',51.765091,-.448578,4],['Eboracum (York)

Founded in AD71, Eboracum started out as a Roman fort but soon grew into a urban centre with residents from throughout the Roman Empire. Roman Eagle. London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE returns the Roman Temple of Mithras to the location of its discovery in the heart of the City. ',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. ',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. The excavated Roman Theatre. ',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. ',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. Today the walls still stand up to an impressive 4 and half metres high. ',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! It was completely remodelled in 310 AD, and was transformed into a dwelling for the elite. There still remains the base of mighty pillars that once held up great Roman structures. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. One of the most significant Roman ruins, the Roman Forum was once the center of the government. Only four bastions have been lost in the past 1600 years, whilst inside the Roman perimeter walls is a Norman stronghold. This site has some of the best Roman mosaics in England; these mosaics are almost entirely intact. ',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. Mosaic Floor … Recently a museum was set up on the site displaying a host of finds and remains from the villa. It now lies in part of Windsor Great Park. Archaeologists at Work, Vindolanda. The remains of a large Roman fort can still be seen there. There is also a museum on site. It housed a cohort of 500 men, the fourth Cohort of Dalmatians, infantry soldiers from Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro.

Read our full article on Hardknott Roman Fort here. Large town houses have been uncovered with under floor heating and fine decorated mosaic floors. 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.

Read our full article here',52.656856,-1.856679,4],['Littlecote Roman Villa

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. The Romans landed unopposed on the British coast. ',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. Rome decided the best plan to conquer Britain was to create city-states by offering various tribes positions of power in exchange for not fighting. You get access to private rooms and a complete look at the structure in general. Prior to this, visitors to the ruins had mistakenly confused the remains of Britain’s biggest Roman Amphitheatre with King Arthur’s Round Table! 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. 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). ',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. Roman villa buildings are widespread, with between 400 and 1000 examples recorded nationally. ',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. There are so many locations to consider when trying to find the best 10 Roman ruins/buildings in England. The eastern side contains stonework that is intact. This world-famous city was once the capital of a Celtic tribe. This villa was discovered in 1864 and was acquired by the National Trust in 1924. 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. The remains are remarkably complete and include sculpture, coins, jewellery and the bronze head of the goddess Sulis Minerva. There is also a Roman gate still visible, albeit blocked up and incorporated into the medieval city walls. ',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. It is one of the largest villas of this type in England. The majority of these are classified as `minor' villas to distinguish them from `major' villas. Remains that can be seen today include Dere Street as well the camps ramparts and entrances. Only since the early 1900’s have the secrets of the Roman fortress of Isca been slowly rescued from oblivion. Be sure to look out the amazing mosaics, some of which were unearthed as recently as 2011. "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..." Unfortunately the remains of the fort now lie underground although it is still possible to make out the ramparts. Image: All known Roman sites and findpots in the borough of Ipswich Castle Hill Villa. 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! In 2017 London is a sprawling metropolis that expands year after year, but … It is in excellent shape and dates back to 4 AD. Now that the excavations have been completed the villa has been recovered with grassland. Brocolitia) are earthworks and a small Temple of Mithras. 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. The Best 10 Roman Ruins/Buildings in England 1. Today we're exploring the amazing ancient Roman bath ruins in Bath, England! Roman Ruins Caerleon was one of only three permanent fortresses in Roman Britain known as Isca to the Romans, the fortress itself was a playing-card shape, covering 50 acres of land in … Although many of these defences have now been lost, one of the major forts was located at Beckfort. This site boasts a number of amazing mosaics. It is thought that the arena was rebuilt more than once, and that the remains of the current amphitheatre date from around 280AD. ',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). The Temple of Diana appears behind the tourist information office, and the colorful Los Milagros Aqueduct with its seven standing columns rising not far from a set of railroad tracks. ',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. 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. Grab Your Free Copy Of The Editor's Choice Special Edition Here, 4. All this made Britain a very easy target for Rome. The villa was burned to the ground about 200 years after it was built. ',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. It is an impressive structure designed to hold 8,000 spectators. ',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). ',54.42237,-2.96868,4],['Aesica Roman Fort

Excavated in the late 19th century, Aesica is the ninth fort on Hadrians Wall. This fort was once a maritime supply fort for Hadrian’s wall. The entire west wing was heated and furnished. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. 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. ',55.811344,-2.87477,4],['Devils Causeway

A spur road leading from Dere Street to Berwick-upon-Tweet, the route of which can still be made out in several places. ',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. There is still a wonderfully preserved stretch of Roman road at the site, as well as remains of a bath house with underfloor heating. 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! ',55.176307,-1.859533,4],['Dubris

Dubris, now known as Dover, was one of the most important sites in Roman Britain. This site is controlled by National Trust and it dates back to 120 AD. It was mistakenly attributed to Agricola before the late 19th century, but in fact was the work of Hadrian. Stroll along the nearby leafy landscaped expanse that fronts the Guadiana River and you’ll come upon a half-mile long Roman bridge, the longest suc… This is one of the biggest Roman villas in England. Large masonry blocks and one of the bridge abutments can still be seen to this day. This is the only amphitheater discovered in Britain. rummaging through mole hills looking for Roman remains! The castle is now managed by English Heritage and in places the walls stand at around 20 feet high. Finally, be sure to look out for the Roman masonry which has been reused in the walls of the church. Dolaucothi Gold Mines. ',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. St Brides Church. Although now on private land, the earthwork remains of the fort are still visible from the bath house. ',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. After acquiring a force of local tribes, Rome began to expand its control to the remaining parts of Britain. Originally of turf and timber construction, the fort served as an important naval base guarding the nearby harbour. ',51.279636,1.078377,4],['Gabrosentum

This former fort and adjoining settlement was build during Emperor Hadrians reign and was in use until the late 4th century AD. In AD61 Boudica sacked the city and burnt it to the ground but it was soon rebuilt after the Iceni uprising had been quelled. The reason it has survived for almost 2000 years is that the wall was once used in the structure of a nearby church. It is believed this was a private homestead that was the home of a very wealthy Romano-Briton. The original path of Stanegate, including milestones, can still be seen in locations such as Corbridge and Vindolanda. Today the site is managed by the National Trust and is one of the largest villas of its type in the UK. To plug this gap in their defences, the Romans built a series of milefortlets extending down the Cumbrian coast from Hadrians Wall. Browse our interactive map of Anglo-Saxon remains throughout Britain. Many people consider the original landing site to be Richborough. Today the route is still used by many major roads including the A1, although the occasional Roman milestone still remains. Roman Ruins England Silchester Roman town Walls and Amphitheatre. 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. We set off to see the Silchester Roman ruins on a lovely autumn day it was just a short car trip down the motorway from Berkshire and although I had read many reviews that were not particularly favourable we were looking forward to a … There are dozens of Roman Ruins in Britain and they are dotted around the country from Scotland to Wales. Ruinsseem to materialize in the unlikeliest places in this former capital of the Roman province of Lusitania. ',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.