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Top 5 Best Roman Remains in Britain

Britain is lucky enough to have many Roman remains still visible to this day. The remains can be found in almost every part of what was once Roman Britain ranging from massive military forts to individual villas and Roman roads.

We have listed 5 of the finest remains although there are plenty more amazing sites to be seen.

5. Richborough Roman Fort

The 3rd century fort was original built on the shoreline but almost 2,000 years later the fort is now 2 miles from the sea. The Fort contains remnants of an even old Roman structure. Many believe the triumphal arch marks the spot where the Romans landed on there successful invasion of Britain in 43AD. The fort also housed an early Christian church.

4. Chester Cavalry Fort

Chester Fort is regarded as the best preserved cavalry fort in Britain. The fort was built during the early 2nd century and was built to guard the point where Hadrian’s Wall crossed the River South Tyne. There are quite extensive remains left at the fort making it easy to picture how the fort might have looked in its prime. There is a museum attached showing some of the amazing finds from the area.

3. Corbridge Fort

Corbridge is a relatively small site but is packed with Roman history. The site was important in the Roman control of Northern England and was built as a base from which the Romans could launch an attack on southern Scotland. The site is based on a junction with two major Roman roads of Stane Street and Dere Street.

2. Roman Baths at Bath

The Roman Baths in the city of Bath is one of the most popular Roman remains in Britain and most agree it is the finest Roman remains in the country too. Many remains of the original Roman baths, built about AD 60’s, can still be seen today and a trip around the museum will give you a glimpse into the cities’ Roman heritage. The ancient hot springs which drew the Romans still runs today and in the magnificent pump room you can take a sip of these magical waters for yourself.

1. Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian’s Wall was one of the most impressive fortifications the Romans have ever built. The wall runs from the East coast or Northern England to the sea on the West coast. As a testament to the Romans who built the wall to this day, some 2,000 years later much of the wall still remains standing. Built by its name sake, Emperor Hadrian built the wall in order to keep Pictish tribes in Scotland out of Britain. It was also built as a symbol of Roman power to the Picts, British and peoples throughout the Empire.

 

This article was written on behalf of Bailbrook Lodge providing Bath accommodation ideal for a Bath weekend break.

Source: http://robertpalmer.articlealley.com/5-of-the-best-roman-remains-in-britain-852543.html

 

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