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
Caer Gybi Holyhead, Gwynedd, Wales The walls are all that survive of this small Roman fort dating to the late 3rd century. The fort stands to the west of Holyhead harbour, and was built around 300 AD as a defence against Irish pirates. Construction of this fort took place at the same time as the Saxon shore forts along the south east coast of England, and was probably part of the same concerted efforts by the Roman elite to retain control of their British possessions. ... more