Roman sites in Wales

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The Roman presence in Wales was not as comprehensive as that in England; the invaders found the mountainous terrain difficult, and the native tribes equally so. Nevertheless, there are several very well preserved Roman sites in Wales, most notably in the south east and north. Here you will find a listing of the major Roman sites. Where possible we've tried to provide map links to help you pinpoint the locations, some of which can be awkward to find with a good OS map! These sites can also be browsed by region.

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Name Town County Organisation Heritage Rating
Aberffraw Aberffraw Gwynedd 2 Heritage Rating
Abergavenny Roman Fort Abergavenny Gwent 2 Heritage Rating
Brecon Gaer Roman Fort Aberyscir Powys Cadw 3 Heritage Rating
Brithdir Roman Fort Brithdir Gwynedd 2 Heritage Rating
Bryn-y-Gefeiliau Roman Fort Betws-y-Coed Gwynedd 2 Heritage Rating
Cae-Gaer Roman Fort Pant Mawr Powys 2 Heritage Rating
Caer Gai Roman Fort Llanuwchllyn Gwynedd 3 Heritage Rating
Caer Gybi Holyhead Gwynedd Cadw 3 Heritage Rating
Caer y Twr, Holyhead Mountain Watch-tower Holyhead Gwynedd Cadw 3 Heritage Rating
Caerau Roman Fort Beulah Powys 2 Heritage Rating
Caerhun Roman Fort (Canovium) Caerhun Gwynedd 3 Heritage Rating
Caerleon Roman Fortress, Baths, and Amphitheatre Caerleon Gwent Cadw 4 Heritage Rating
Caerphilly Roman Fort Caerphilly Glamorgan 2 Heritage Rating
Caersws Roman Forts Caersws Powys 2 Heritage Rating
Caerwent Roman Town Caerwent Gwent Cadw 4 Heritage Rating
Cardiff Roman Fort Cardiff Glamorgan 3 Heritage Rating
Carmarthen Roman Amphitheatre Carmarthen Dyfed 3 Heritage Rating
Castell Collen Roman Fort Llandrindod Wells Powys 3 Heritage Rating
Clyro Roman Fort Hay-on-Wye Powys 2 Heritage Rating
Cowbridge Roman Military Site Cowbridge Glamorgan 2 Heritage Rating
Dolaucothi Gold Mines Pumsaint Dyfed National Trust 4 Heritage Rating
Forden Gaer Roman Fort Montgomery Powys 3 Heritage Rating
Gelligaer Military Station Gelligaer Gwent 3 Heritage Rating
Hindwell Roman Fort Walton Powys 2 Heritage Rating
Llandovery Roman Fort (Alabum) Llandovery Dyfed 3 Heritage Rating
Llanfor Roman Camp Bala Gwynedd 2 Heritage Rating
Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain Roman Fort Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain Powys 2 Heritage Rating
Loughor Roman Fort Loughor Glamorgan Cadw 3 Heritage Rating
Monmouth Roman Fort Monmouth Gwent 2 Heritage Rating
Neath Roman Fort Neath Glamorgan 2 Heritage Rating
Pen Llystyn Roman Fort Bryncir Gwynedd 2 Heritage Rating
Pen-y-Gaer Roman Fort Bwlch Powys 2 Heritage Rating
Penydarren Roman Fort Merthyr Tydfil Glamorgan 2 Heritage Rating
Pigwn Roman Marching Camps Trecastle Powys 3 Heritage Rating
Prestatyn Roman Fort Prestatyn Clwyd 3 Heritage Rating
Pumsaint Roman Fort (Luentinum) Pumsaint Dyfed 2 Heritage Rating
Ruthin Roman Fort Ruthin Clwyd 2 Heritage Rating
Sarn Helen Roman Road Ystradfellte Powys 3 Heritage Rating
Segontium Roman Fort Caernarfon Gwynedd Cadw 3 Heritage Rating
Tomen-y-Mur Roman Fort Ffestiniog Gwynedd 3 Heritage Rating
Usk Roman Fortress Usk Gwent 3 Heritage Rating
Name Town County Organisation Heritage Rating


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