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Wroxeter Roman Town House

Wroxeter (or 'Viroconium' ) was the fourth largest city in Roman Britain. It began as a legionary fortress and later developed into a thriving civilian city.

Wroxeter Roman town with the new Replica Roman Town House, as featured Channel 4's 'Rome wasn't built in a day'

Wroxeter Roman town with the new Replica Roman Town House, as featured Channel 'Rome wasn't built in a day'

Newport Arch, Lincoln. One of the few remaining Roman arched gates in the UK, that were originally connected to the city walls. You can see here that the ground surface is much higher than in Roman days. People would have walked under the small arch (which you can still do) but you wouldn't have been able to touch the ceiling.

ancient roman arches - a typical element of the old roman architecture - The only surviving Roman gateway in Britain, in Lincoln

Silchester (http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/silchester-roman-city-walls-and-amphitheatre/) this Roman town unlike most others in Britian was destroyed and has been the subject of digs since the 19th c.  It is possible to visit the digs in the summer time.

Roman wall, Silchester [Roman Calleva Atribatum], an abandoned Roman Town in Hampshire

Silchester Roman Town (Calleva Atrebatum)

Calleva (situated close to the village of modern-day Silchester) was once the centre of the Iron Age kingdom of the Atrebates, however after the conquest of the settlement developed into a major Roman town called Calleva Atrebatum.

The Roman settlement of Viroconium in Shropshire, near the modern village of Wroxeter, began life as a military fortress but later expanded into the fourth largest city in Roman Britain. This huge archway, known as "The Old Work", is said to be the biggest freestanding Roman ruin in the country.  Picture: Robin Weaver / Alamy

Remnants of Roman Britain: in pictures

The Roman settlement of Viroconium in Shropshire, near the modern village of Wroxeter, began life as a military fortress but later expanded into the fourth largest city in Roman Britain. This huge archway, known as "The Old Work", is said to be the biggest freestanding Roman ruin in the country. Picture: Robin Weaver / Alamy

Chesters Roman Fort

Roman Britain, Roman Empire, Hadrian's Wall, Chester, Romans, Wales, Forts, Medieval, Novels

Take a look at the lives of Roman Britons in Wroxeter Roman City, in Shropshire. Turns out, it wasn't very different from the lives we lead today.

Overlooked and Underrated Roman Ruins to See Now

Take a look at the lives of Roman Britons in Wroxeter Roman City, in Shropshire. Turns out, it wasn't very different from the lives we lead today.

Chester Walls, of Roman origin. Two mile fortification surrounding the old city. Chester UK

Chester Walls, of Roman origin. Two mile fortification surrounding the old city…

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