Gelligaer Military Station
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
After that time it was no longer used for military purposes, but must have had an official purpose, for it continued to be occupied until the departure of the Romans in the 5th century. Both forts are on the same north-east alignment, and were connected by some form of earthwork defence.
The fort was surrounded by a civilian settlement, and remains of cremated remains have been found nearby.
There is very little to see today of the earlier fort beyond faint traces of earthworks, but you can see the stone walls of the second fort with interpretive panels explaining the history of the site, what the fort looked like, and how it was used.
About Gelligaer Military Station
Address: Gelligaer, Caerphilly, Gwent, Wales
Attraction Type: Roman Site
Location: On the B4254 at Gelligaer, 14 miles north of Cardiff
OS: ST134 970
Photo Credit: Jeremy Bolwell, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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