Aldborough Roman Site
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Aldorough is a fascinating site, part excavated Roman finds, part romantic Victorian garden created around the Roman city. The best preserved part of the site are a pair of very well-preserved Roman mosaics, protected under modern buildings. You can peer through the open doorway of the buildings and get a very clear view of the mosaic floors from only a few feet away - much closer than at many other major Roman sites.
The remainder of the site is a mix of short sections of walls with associated earthwork banks, and carefully arranged Victorian rows and groves of trees, arranged to create a shaded garden space from the Roman ruins. The small museum at the entrance has an extremely good display of finds from the site and the surrounding area.
About Aldborough Roman Site
Address: Aldborough, Yorkshire, England, YO51 9ES
Attraction Type: Roman Site
Location: In Aldborough, on a minor road off the B6265. No on site parking. Free parking in Boroughbridge village (1 mile) but try along the road first - we were able to find a parking spot just outside the site.
Website: Aldborough Roman Site
English Heritage - see also: English Heritage memberships (official website)
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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