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Alauna Fort
Cumbria
North-west Counties
Maryport
Tel. NA
Established c122; one of largest; protected Hadrianís Wall; housed 1000 soldiers and connected to Carlisle by road; used for 280 years; supply depot; remains of surrounding town; items on display at Senhouse Roman Museum in Maryport.

Aldborough Roman Town
Yorkshire
North-east Counties
High St, Boroughbridge
Tel. 01423 322 768
English Heritage property; Roman town remains with mosaics; small museum; sections of town wall and towers; originally known as Isurium and a major settlement for the Brigantes largest tribe in Roman Britain; parking.

Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum
Tyne and Wear (Tyneside)
North-east Counties
Baring St, South Shields
Tel. 0191 277 1410
Excavated Roman military supply base; museum has weapons, tombstones, and jewellery.

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Banna Roman Fort
Cumbria
North-west Counties
9 miles north of Brampton on a minor road off the B6318
Tel. NA
Remains of buildings built cAD79 as an outpost to guard Hadrianís Wall.

Bignor Roman Villa
East and West Sussex
South-east Counties
Six miles north of Arundel, signposted from A29 and A285, W Sussex
Tel. 0 1798 869 259
Open: March and April, Tue-Sun and BH, 10am-5pm; May and Oct, daily, 10am-5pm; June-end Sep, daily, 10am-6pm
Remains of Roman home and farm; mosaic floors (under cover) considered some of finest in Britain; 80 ft long one is longest on display in Britain; includes mosaics of Venus, Medusa, gladiators, and the Ganymede; museum contains artefacts found on the site; parking; shop; light refreshments; picnic area
Web: Bignor Roman Villa

Binchester Roman Fort
Durham
North-east Counties
1.5 miles north of Bishop Auckland
Tel. 0191 3834212
Partly excavated Roman fort.

Binsey Roman Fort
Cumbria
North-west Counties
On Binsey fell, by foot off a minor road
north-east of Bassenthwaite Lake and east of the A591 and Bewaldeth village
Tel. NA
Called Arbeia by the Romans; now grass covered hill 1467 feet high; views over surrounding land; ancient burial ground under tmodern trig point.

Birdoswald Roman Fort
Cumbria
North-west Counties
Gilsland
Signposted off A69, 5 miles east of Brampton, 2ľ miles west of Greenhead on minor road off B6318
Tel. 0 1697 747 602
English Heritage property: third century Roman milecastle fort high above river Irthing; views of Hadrianís wall; interpretive centre; refreshments
For photos and more information see our feature at Birdoswald Roman Fort

Brading Roman Villa
Isle of Wight
South-east Counties
Morton Old Rd, Brading
Tel. 0 1983 406 223
Remains of 3rd century Roman villa; exhibition of artefacts and mosaics; educational activities; visitor centre; special events; cafť; shop; parking
Web: Brading Roman Villa

Burgh Castle
Norfolk
Eastern Counties
Breydon Water, west of Great Yarmouth
Tel. 01223 582700
English Heritage property; walls of 3rd century Roman fort.

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Caister Roman Site
Norfolk
Eastern Counties
Caister on the Sea
Three miles north of Great Yarmouth
English Heritage site; remains of Roman fort and part of defensive wall.

Cawfields
Northumberland
North-east Counties
1.4 miles north of Haltwhistle off B6318; half mile uphill walk to the wall Tel. 0 1434 344 396
Roman milecastle, turrets on Hadrianís wall remains; parking.

Chedworth Roman Villa
Gloucestershire
South-west Counties
Yanworth, near Cheltenham
Tel. 0 1242 890 256
National Trust property; one of the largest Roman remains in England; walls, mosaics, two bathhouses, hypocausts, water shrine; artefacts; AV presentation; family trails, living history events; shop; snacks and drinks; car park.

Chester Roman Amphitheatre
Cheshire
North-west Counties
Vicars Lane beyond Newgate, Chester
Tel. 0161 2421400
English Heritage property; partly excavated amphitheatre is largest in Britain; hypocaust.

Chester Roman Fort and Museum
Northumberland
North-east Counties
One quarter mile west of Chollerford
near Hexam
Tel. 01434 681379
English Heritage property; best preserved Roman calvary fort in England; ruins cover six acres; occupied for three centuries; bath house area well preserved; museum; parking.

Corbridge Roman Site
Northumberland
North-east Counties
.5 mile north-west of Corbridge
Tel. 01434 632349
English Heritage property; museum, excavated Roman remains including a granary.

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Fishbourne Roman Palace
East and West Sussex
South-east Counties
Salthill Rd, Fishbourne
Chichester, West Sussex
Tel. 0 1243 785 859
Roman palace built circa AD75; mosaics are considered some of Englandís finest; museum with archaeological finds; AV program; workshops, special events; parking.

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Galava Roman Fort
Cumbria
North-west Counties
82 metres west of Waterhead carpark, in Borrans Field at Waterside
Tel. NA
English Heritage property but managed by National Trust; secured Roman route from Brougham to Ravenglass; ruins of stone fort covering 3 acres; artefacts from fort at museum in Kendal
Note: English Heritage refers to the fort as Ambleside Roman Fort.

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Hardknott Roman Fort
Cumbria
North-west Counties
9 miles northeast of Ravenglass at western end of Hardknott Pass on minor road off the A595 from Ravenglass or A593 from west of Skelwith Bridge
Tel. NA
Owned by English Heritage and managed by the National Trust; built during the reign of the Emperor Hadrian; covers three acres; Note: the fort is at the top of a narrow mountain road, not advised to travel in winter weather.

Housesteads Roman Fort
Northumberland
North-east Counties
Near Bardon Mill by Haydon Bridge
Tel. 0 1434 344 363
Under the care of National Trust and English Heritage jointly; 2nd century Roman fort covers five acres; museum; exhibition; visitor centre; car park charge; shop; picnic area.

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Letocetum
Staffordshire
West Midlands
Wall, near Lichfield
Tel. 01543 480768
Remains of Roman staging post and bathhouse; museum of finds; AV tour.

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North Leigh Roman Villa
Oxfordshire
South-east Counties
Two miles north of North Leigh,
10 miles west of Oxford off the A4095
English Heritage property; remains of large courtyard villa; nearly complete mosaic tile floor; parking in lay-by.

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Ravenglass Roman Bath House
Cumbria
North-west Counties
ľ mile east of Ravenglass, off minor road leading to A595
Tel. NA
English Heritage property; served as bathhouse for 1000 Roman soldiers stationed in Ravenglass area; scant remains.

Rockbourne Roman Villa
Hampshire
South-east Counties
Rockbourne, Fordingbridge
Tel. 0845 603 5635
Largest Roman villa in the area included bath houses, living quarters, farm buildings, workshops, mosaics; museum of Roman objects found in the area; parking.

Roman Baths
Somerset
South-west Counties
Stall St, Bath
Tel. 01225 477 734
World famous Roman baths; Sacred Spring, Roman Temple, Roman bath house; finds from Roman Bath; Georgian Pump Room; shop
Web: Roman Baths

Roman Theatre of Verulamium
Hertfordshire
Eastern Counties
Western outskirts of St Albans, just off A4147
Tel. 01727 835 035
Ruins of theatre built in AD 140; only example of its kind in Britainóit is theatre with stage rather than amphitheatre; enlarged and by AD 300 could seat 2000 people.

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Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum
Tyne and Wear (Tyneside)
North-east Counties
Buddle St, Wallsend
Tel. 0 191 236 9347
World Heritage site; excavated remains of a Roman fort (200 AD) and a reconstructed bath with a museum that tells the story of life in Roman Britain from more than 700 artefacts found at the site; industry gallery tells about life during coal mining and shipbuilding era
For photos and more information see our article Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum

Senhouse Roman Museum
Cumbria
North-west Counties
The Battery, Seabrows, Maryport
Tel. 0 1900 816 168
Oldest collection of Roman artefacts in Britain and the largest from one site in Britain
Web: Senhouse Museum

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Verulamium Museum
Hertfordshire
Eastern Counties
St Michaels St, 2 miles west of St Albans
Accessible via A4147
Tel. 0 1727 751 810
One of Englandís best Roman museums; located on site of former Roman city; recreated rooms; videos; mosaics; artifacts displayed in context of usage; parking; shop; picnic area; special events; no food.

Vindolanda Roman Museum and Site
Northumberland
North-east Counties
Signed near village of Bardon Mill
13 miles from Hexham on A69
Tel. 0 1434 344 277
Remains of Roman army forts and artefacts including writing tablets, textiles, leather goods, bronzes, jewellery, pottery, weapons, and basketry
Web: Vindolana

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Welwyn Roman Baths
Hertfordshire
Eastern Counties
Welwyn Bypass Rd, Welwyn
Tel. 0 1707 271 362 (Mill Green Museum)
Scheduled ancient monument in steel tunnel under A1 motorway; once part of a Roman villa; archaeological finds from Welwyn area; exhibition on history of the site and how steel tunnel was constructed.

Wroxeter Roman City
Shropshire
West Midlands
Wroxeter, five miles east of Shrewsbury
Tel. 01743 761330
English Heritage property; ruins of one of Romeís largest cities that covered 200 acres of land include baths and wall; museum, AV tour; recreated Roman villa townhouse; special events; picnic area; snacks only available.

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