A Roman fort called Gobannium was built at Abergavenny around AD 55, between the larger forts of Brecon and Usk. The fort, which occupied the site now used by the car park, was enlarged and rebuilt several times over the next 2 centuries. Abergavenny,
An extraordinary Roman site including a 1st-century fort, bath complex, and amphitheatre. The site was built for the 2nd Legion in 74 AD and only abandoned in the late 3rd century. See the only complete legionary barracks in Europe, the amphitheatre, holding 6000 people, and the remains of the baths complex, including an outdoor swimming pool. High Street,
Wales, NP18 1AE
Known as Venta Silurium, this Roman town stretches to 44 acres, much of it enclosed within 2nd century walls. Within the town walls are excavated houses, a forum, and a Romano-British temple. Caerwent,
Wales, NP26 5AU
When the Romans finally managed to subdue the Silures tribe of southern Wales in the late 1st century AD they built a military fort on a high plateau just north of modern Cardiff. The fort was in use until about 120AD.
A Roman legionary fortress called Burrium was constructed at Usk around AD 55, making it the earliest Roman fortress in Wales. Tiles and pottery have found at the site, which may also have been used as a works depot. Usk,