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
Dolaucothi Gold Mines Pumsaint, Dyfed, Wales Dolaucothi may have been the only gold mine in Britain during the Roman occupation, and there is evidence that the area was mined long before the Romans arrived. The Romans removed over ½ million ton of rock leaving behind chasms and pits where they mined the gold veins. The Romans left in the 4th century, leaving barracks, bathhouses and other town remains. Visitors today can see the underground tunnels and mining gear, plus the aqueducts that brought water to the mine. ... more