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by Ella H (subscribe)
UK writer who loves exploring new places.
Published October 1st 2020
Step back in time at Wroxeter Roman City
If you're passionate about history and want to find out more about Britain during the Roman era, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better place to visit than Wroxeter Roman City. Or, if you want to use its old Latin name: Viroconium Cornoviorum.

Situated near the historic town of Shrewsbury, visiting Wroxeter Roman City is a must for any history buffs. The first thing you will notice is the 7-metre high section of standing wall from the old basilica. Archaeologists predict that Wroxeter Roman City was, as its peak, the fourth largest city in Roman Britain. This is evident as you walk around the remains of the city, and you can easily imagine the thriving metropolis that once stood here.

In 2011, a replica Roman villa was built on the grounds and offers an intimate look at everyday life during this era. While the weather here can't have compared to the sunny climes of Italy, you can easily imagine the everyday life of a Roman family on the edges of the bustling city.

Due to Covid-19, safety measures are currently in place and tickets must be purchased online ahead of your visit. Be sure to check the website for any closures and safety updates too.
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Why? Explore Roman Britain at this stunning historical site
Where: Wroxeter Roman City, Wroxeter, (Sat nav postcode: SY5 6PJ), near Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 6PH
Cost: Adults 7.90, Concessions 7.10, Children 4.70, Family 20.50, English Heritage Members free
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