"Segontium Roman Fort" Caernarfon Tip by Balam

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  Segontium Roman Fort
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  • Segontium Roman Fort - Gwynedd
      Segontium Roman Fort
    by Balam
  • Segontium Roman Fort - Gwynedd
      Segontium Roman Fort
    by Balam
  • Segontium Roman Fort - Gwynedd
  • Segontium Roman Fort - Gwynedd
  • Segontium Roman Fort - Gwynedd
 

Segontium Roman Fort saw active service between AD77 and AD395, it was originally built in wood but was gradually rebuilt using stone from from around AD140.
In it's heyday, garrisoned by the 20th Augustan Legion and surrounded by a shanty town which would have been inhabited by traders and and by the familys of the soldiers it would have represented an impressive urban complex in what would then have been a totaly rural part of the world.
The on site museum offers some fine examples of roman coins and other items that have been found on site.

The Museum and Fort are free to visit
they are open Tuesday to Sunday and on Bank Holiday Mondays.
opening times are 12:30 to 16:30
closed mondays

Address: Caernarfon, LL55 2LN
Directions: from Caernarfon centre follow the signs for Bodgelert and you will see the fort on your left just as you come out of the centre on the A4085.
Phone: 01286 675625

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 4, 2011
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