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 y Twr, Holyhead Mountain Watch-tower Holyhead, Gwynedd, Wales A late Roman watch tower built within the remains of an Iron Age hill fort on the east slope of Holyhead Mountain. Holyhead Mountain is the highest hill on Anglesey (calling it a mountain is really stretching things a bit!) and the watch tower would have afforded wonderful views over the Roman harbour of Holyhead to the east. ... more