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Wroxeter Roman City

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Nr. Shrewsbury
Nr. Shrewsbury


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Wroxeter (or 'Viroconium') was the fourth largest city in Roman Britain. It began as a legionary fortress and later developed into a thriving civilian city, populated by retired soldiers and traders. Though much still remains below ground, today the most impressive features are the 2nd century municipal baths and the remains of the huge wall dividing them from the exercise hall in the heart of the city. The site museum and audio tour reveal how Wroxeter worked in its heyday, and the health and beauty practices of its 5000 citizens. Dramatic archaeological discoveries provide a glimpse of the last years of the Roman city, and its possible conversion into the headquarters of a 5th Century British or Irish Warlord.

Recently a replica Roman Town House has been constructed on the site as part of Channel 4's entertaining TV series 'Rome Wasn't Built in a Day'. The programme followed six modern builders as they constructed the Town House using only traditional Roman methods. The Town House is now open to the public and gives a fascinating insight into Roman life.

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The civil side of the Romans at Wroxeter Roman City

It was founded as a military garrison, but soon came to be one of the largest civilian cities in the whole of Britain, and this August bank holiday weekend, a Roman family will move into the Town House at Wroxeter Roman City to give visitors a taste of civilian life in second century Virconium!

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By Road

From Located at Wroxeter, 5 miles east of Shrewsbury on the B4380.

By Public Transport

From Shrewsbury station it is 5.5miles to Wroxeter Roman City (Viroconium EH).

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Wroxeter Roman City facilities include:

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  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Suitable for families
  • Picnic site
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)
  • Groups accepted
  • Max group size
  • Min group size
  • Toilets

Wroxeter Roman City accessibility includes:

  • Ramp/level access
  • Service dogs permitted (eg guide dogs)

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