This villa is world famous for its mosaic of Orpheus. ',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. ',50.837336,-1.113878,4],['Rockbourne Roman Villa

This courtyard villa includes fabulous Roman mosaics, a bath house, living quarters, workshops and underfloor heating. ',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. The Roman Theatre. Much of the rest of the site still lies unexcavated. ',50.672911,-1.152277,4],['Bremenium

Bremenium was once an extremely well defended Dere Street fort complete with artillery defences. Browse our interactive map of Anglo-Saxon remains throughout Britain. ',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. The eastern side contains stonework that is intact. ',52.929758,-3.926518,4],['Venta Silurum

Unquestionably the best surviving Roman town defence walls in Britain (standing up to 5 metres in places! The castle is now managed by English Heritage and in places the walls stand at around 20 feet high. Many of these defences have now been lost, and only the earthwork remains of Gabrosentum are visible. ',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. Click here to read our full article about this site. ',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. It is also the site of Britain's only known Roman Chariot Racing Track. ',54.989843,-2.601641,4],['Binchester Roman Fort

This large Roman fort was established around AD80 as a defensive measure for the newly built Dere Street. The majority of these are classified as `minor' villas to distinguish them from `major' villas. The following centuries saw the site grow in size and become one of the most important towns in the area. ',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. ',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. 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. You can go in the commanding officer’s house and see the beautiful mosaics. Britain has a surprisingly … ',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. ',55.504989,-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. 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. The remains of a large Roman fort can still be seen there. Only faint earthworks can now be seen, along with a monument which marks the site of the fort. ',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. This site boasts a number of amazing mosaics. The remains are remarkably complete and include sculpture, coins, jewellery and the bronze head of the goddess Sulis Minerva. Bignor Roman Villa, Sussex. The excavated part of the site is now managed by English Heritage and is open to the public free of charge. 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! When he started digging, he quickly realized he was unearthing something special. Some parts still stand today including the original Roman gate. The entire property was enclosed by a giant wall. Of all the Roman remains in Britain, Hadrian's Wall is probably the most famous. ',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. "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..." ',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. Built in 160 AD,... 2. You get access to private rooms and a complete look at the structure in general. a Roman gym). 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. ',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. There is also a museum of the site which includes artefacts from the villa. 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. Evan Andrews Known as “Vinovia” to the Romans, the outpost once commanded the crossroads of the River Wear and Dere Street, an ancient road … 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 one of the largest villas of this type in England. These remains date back to around 143AD, and were discovered by builders in 1973. 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. Improvements were continually made to this castle fort until 1588 when a new gun battery was added. Occupied until the early 4th century, St Bridget’s church and graveyard now stands on the north-east corner of the fort. At this time, most of Britain was very fragmented. One of the most significant Roman ruins, the Roman Forum was once the center of the government. ',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. The villa dates from around 200AD and was demolished or burnt down around 200 years later. 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. ',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. This was the crowning point of his career and politically and militarily bolstered his position. 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. There is also a museum at the site which houses a collection of Roman finds from the nearby area. Camulodunum - The 'Fortress of the War God Camulos' - was the capital of Roman Britain and Britain's First City. It has not been fully excavated yet. ',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. ',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. 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 the route is still used by many major roads including the A1, although the occasional Roman milestone still remains. ',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. 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. ',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. ',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. ',51.766625,-.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. Excavations and reconstructions give visitors an idea about life for … To plug this gap in their defences, the Romans built a series of milefortlets extending down the Cumbrian coast from Hadrians Wall. 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. 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. ',51.826648,-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. The site is now a museum where you can see a lot of Roman stonework and mosaics. Finally, be sure to look out for the Roman masonry which has been reused in the walls of the church. The site is open to the public. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Amongst the remains here are some of the best surviving examples of military granaries in Britain. A Roman bathhouse has also been discovered a short distance south of the fort. Camulodunum (or modern day Colchester) was the home of the first permanent Roman fortress to be built in Britain in AD 43. ',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. The Romans ruled Britain for almost 400 years and the Roman Empire was the biggest empire to date. This famous bridge was used as part of Hadrian’s Wall and stretched for 60 meters to cross the North Tyne River. It was completely remodelled in 310 AD, and was transformed into a dwelling for the elite. Although much of the stonework was recycled in the 18th century to rebuild Wigton, much of the earthen ramparts are well preserved. ',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. 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! Hadrian’s Wall. 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 … 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! Now that the excavations have been completed the villa has been recovered with grassland. ',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. ',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. ',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. The villa was burned to the ground about 200 years after it was built. 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 … Free and open access at any reasonable time. ',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. 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. If you've noticed a site that we've missed, please let us know via our contact form. Only earthworks remain. The latter were a very small group of extremely substantial and opulent villas built by the very wealthiest members of Romano-British society. This location is dated to 280 AD. In the year 143 AD, 40,000 Roman soldiers invaded Britain in a very hard fought battle because the native British showed great tenacity. There is also a small museum which includes an exhibition about the site as well as finds which were uncovered during excavation. Mosaic Floor … 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… For a true treasure trove of Roman artifacts, one need only visit the Museum of … Copyright © Historic UK Ltd. Company Registered in England No. ',54.816513,-1.75564,4],['Lullingstone Roman Villa

Built in around 100AD, Lullingstone Villa is a family friendly site boasting fantastic mosaics and wall paintings, as well as the remains of a bath-suite and temple. 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. ',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. There is also a Roman public bath, a temple, and multangular tower; all are in good condition and very interesting to view. A small, child sized, and eerily life-like bronze hand has been discovered during the excavation of a Severan fort ditch at Roman Vindolanda. 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. Prior to this, visitors to the ruins had mistakenly confused the remains of Britain’s biggest Roman Amphitheatre with King Arthur’s Round Table! 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. 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. ',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. ',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. Remains that are now visible include city walls and a theatre, although the majority of the old Roman city remains unexcavated. The Roman army was far better equipped. ',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. The Roman military headquarters still stands today and it is open to the public. ',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. Maryport represents the southernmost fort in these defences, guarding against a crossing of the Solway Firth. 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. Today all of the remains lay underground with only minor earthworks being visible. ',54.832015,-2.47658,4],['Ermine Street

A major Roman road that ran from London to York via Lincoln. Only four bastions have been lost in the past 1600 years, whilst inside the Roman perimeter walls is a Norman stronghold. 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. This site is believed to be the original home to several amphitheaters that were built at the same location. ',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. The museum also includes other collections, charting the social history, archaeology and geology of region. There are also two separate bathing suites. ',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 are so many locations to consider when trying to find the best 10 Roman ruins/buildings in England. ',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. ',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. 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. To the north of the church the path of a Roman road can also be seen. Restricted opening times and entrance charges apply. It is thought that the arena was rebuilt more than once, and that the remains of the current amphitheatre date from around 280AD. ',51.509888,-.076041,4],['Longovicium

Yet another Dere Street fort, Longovicium is situated some 20 miles south of Hadrians Wall. Although now on private land, the earthwork remains of the fort are still visible from the bath house. 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. ',54.536322,-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! This amphitheater was primarily used for military training and drills. This Roman fort was used throughout ancient times. 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. This world-famous city was once the capital of a Celtic tribe. This fort was once a maritime supply fort for Hadrian’s wall. The Romans landed unopposed on the British coast. Only since the early 1900’s have the secrets of the Roman fortress of Isca been slowly rescued from oblivion. ',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. ',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. ',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. There is also a museum on site. Museum of London. The site is currently unexcavated but is popular with mole hill archaeologists, i.e. Large town houses have been uncovered with under floor heating and fine decorated mosaic floors. After it was captured by the Romans, it was rebuilt and grew to 130 acres. ',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. ',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. Much of this bridge has been destroyed over the years. This villa dates as far back as 200 AD. 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. A coin from the period of Emperor Vespasian’s rule found at the site. ',51.363635,.196466,4],['Lunt Fort

Built in AD60 to support the Roman army in their campaign against Boudica and the Iceni, Lunt Roman Fort has now been fully excavated and is open to the public.

Click here for our full walking guide. Grab Your Free Copy Of The Editor's Choice Special Edition Here, 4. Vindolanda boasts major Roman ruins, and a captivating museum. An observation tower in the museum grounds reveals the extensive remains of the site. 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! Photograph: Wessex Archaeology. 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. This gives you a unique perspective into ancient Roman life. ',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
Built to house around 800 soldiers, Housesteads is one of a series of Hadrians Wall forts and is relatively well preserved. Although only small parts of the fort have been excavated, there have been some fantastic finds uncovered over the centuries including the Ribchester Hoard. ',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. Excavations have revealed official buildings including the commending officers house, as well as numerous civilian buildings, a fort and a small natural harbour. It was mistakenly attributed to Agricola before the late 19th century, but in fact was the work of Hadrian. 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. It is believed this was a private homestead that was the home of a very wealthy Romano-Briton. ',50.719071,-3.531573,4],['Fishbourne Roman Palace

Larger than Buckingham Palace and easily the largest Roman residence north of the Alps, Fishbourne Roman Palace was built in the 1st century AD although it is not known who for. The artwork is exquisite. This is a beautifully kept structure that will give you true insight into the daily life of a Roman soldier. ',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. The fantastic wooden gateway was built in the 1970s with the same tools and equipment as would have been used by the Romans. ',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. The other walls have Roman foundations although were rebuilt some time later. Built in 160 AD, this supply fort played a vital role in maintaining military forces in Britain. Today all of the 12 ground floor rooms can still be seen, including a fabulous mosaic in the main entertaining room. There is a large dining room with a beautiful mosaic floor. ',55.02603,-2.294812,4],['Halton Chesters

Located at the juncture of Hadrians Wall and Dere Street lies Halton Chesters Fort (also known as Hunnum), although only earthworks can still be seen. ',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. The villa was burned to the ground about 200... 3. The only problem was that the southeast had been conquered at this point, while the rest of the island remained free. There are dozens of Roman Ruins in Britain and they are dotted around the country from Scotland to Wales. ',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. Chedworth Roman Villa, Gloucestershire. There are still remains of the original barracks, and you can still see how soldiers lived long ago. ',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. Although many of these defences have now been lost, one of the major forts was located at Beckfort. There is a Roman history museum on site that has many ancient mosaics, some dating from 2 AD. Many people consider the original landing site to be Richborough. 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. ',54.350719,-3.404217,4],['Milefortlet 21

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. Today we're exploring the amazing ancient Roman bath ruins in Bath, England! ',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. This villa survived many Anglo-Saxon raids. 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. This villa dates as far back as 200 AD. ',55.176307,-1.859533,4],['Dubris

Dubris, now known as Dover, was one of the most important sites in Roman Britain. In fact, rumour has it that Housesteads boasts the best preserved Roman latrine in all of Britain! Many sections of the road are now public footpaths. The entire west wing was heated and furnished. Today the site is managed by the National Trust and is one of the largest villas of its type in the UK. Restricted opening hours and entrance charges apply. ',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. ',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. This villa is in excellent condition; it is filled with awesome facts and interesting bits of ancient Roman architecture. ',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. Unfortunately the remains of the fort now lie underground although it is still possible to make out the ramparts. This village originated as a Roman fort. There is also a museum on the site which is managed by English Heritage. Many Romans considered Britain to be cursed. St Bride’s Church was designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1672 in Fleet Street in … 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. Luckily we made it to the Roman Theatre, which can be found beyond the Verulamium Museum, past St Michael’s Church and across an A road. Archaeologists at Work, Vindolanda. You can get a glimpse into the past by visiting these beautiful ancient Roman ruins. Many famous pieces, such as the dolphin, can be viewed. Brocolitia) are earthworks and a small Temple of Mithras. This is one of the biggest Roman villas in England. ',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. 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. rummaging through mole hills looking for Roman remains! ',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. ',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. so that the local civilians would keep their distance! ',51.372899,.087885,4],['Cunetio

First discovered in the 1940s, Cunetio was a Roman town between the 2nd and 5th century AD. Free and open access at any reasonable time. 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 there are some fantastic mosaics on display, as well as a museum and a reconstructed Roman garden. St Brides Church. The remains of a Roman lighthouse can also be seen within the grounds of Dover Castle. Replica altars to the Roman God Jupiter Dolichenus placed back in religious shrine at Vindolanda enabling visitors to see them in their original setting for the first time in 1,800 years. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. ',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. In the 4th century AD a temple was built on the site, the remains of which can still be seen today. Roman villa buildings are widespread, with between 400 and 1000 examples recorded nationally. At its peak, the amphitheatre could have seated up to 8000 people. Today the route is still used by many major roads including the A1, although the occasional Roman milestone still remains. 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. ',54.42237,-2.96868,4],['Aesica Roman Fort

Excavated in the late 19th century, Aesica is the ninth fort on Hadrians Wall. Home to a 500 strong cavalry regiment, a small civilian settlement, or vicus, formed just to the south of the fort. 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. It is in excellent shape and dates back to 4 AD. There is still much of the original Roman stonework visible—mostly in the curtain 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. 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. What Roman ruins are there? 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. For something a bit different, pay a visit to the Dolaucothi Gold Mines near … Be sure to look out the amazing mosaics, some of which were unearthed as recently as 2011. Image: All known Roman sites and findpots in the borough of Ipswich Castle Hill Villa. ',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. This site has some of the best Roman mosaics in England; these mosaics are almost entirely intact. 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. Today the walls still stand up to an impressive 4 and half metres high. Free and open access at any reasonable time. Unfortunately not much remains of Roman Canterbury, however sections of the original city wall around the North Gate area can still be seen. Roman Ruins. ',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. Recently a museum was set up on the site displaying a host of finds and remains from the villa. The group relaxes for lunch with a view of the Wall. ',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. 5621230. Remains that can be seen today include Dere Street as well the camps ramparts and entrances. 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. 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). It is an impressive structure designed to hold 8,000 spectators. 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. Roman Ruins England Silchester Roman town Walls and Amphitheatre. It also survived several fires. ), the remains at Venta Silurum also include a house with underfloor heating, basilica, forum and temple. There still remains the base of mighty pillars that once held up great Roman structures. ',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. ',55.281639,-2.265614,4],['Bremetennacum

This cavalry fort actually sits in the middle of the modern day village of Ribchester. Ruinsseem to materialize in the unlikeliest places in this former capital of the Roman province of Lusitania. ',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. From the heritage site of Hadrian’s Wall (which most people have heard of) to many lesser-known Roman Forts, Villas and even castles. ',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. • The Vallum adjoining Hadrian's Wall. A strategically important outpost, it formed part of a military frontier against the hostile Picts to the north. Today the most visible part of the remains is the town wall which still stands at around 20 feet high. Remains of catapult emplacements have been found, once used by the Romans to fire boulders at marauders coming down Dere Street from the north. Large masonry blocks and one of the bridge abutments can still be seen to this day. 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. This is the only amphitheater discovered in Britain. 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. ',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. There were many languages spoken by warring tribes. It also saw gladiatorial combat, cock fighting, wrestling, and bull baiting. This fort was once a maritime supply fort for Hadrian’s wall. There is rich Roman history embedded in the countryside of Great Britain. 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! If you enjoy mosaics this is a must-see location. Once the Romans conquered the capital, the emperor rode into the capital on the back of an elephant. ',52.634883,-1.141328,4],['Letocetum

Letocetum was once a significant Roman settlement with temples, villas, a basilica, forum and amphitheatre. Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum. ',50.819215,.334064,4],['Piddington Roman Villa

This Roman villa was found by local workmen in 1781 when they uncovered a complete mosaic. A US tourist who stole Roman ruins as a gift for her boyfriend gave it BACK and apologized for being an "American a**hole." There is also a Roman gate still visible, albeit blocked up and incorporated into the medieval city walls. ',53.961334,-1.08704,4],['Durovernum Cantiacorum (Canterbury)

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