Segontium Roman Fort
Remains of an auxiliary Roman fort, founded by Agricola in the 70s AD. It was only abandoned when the Romans left Britain in the late 4th century. At the height of its strength, the fort would have held up to 1,000 auxiliary troops, and was connected by road to Chester, another major Roman power centre. Photo credit: © Crown copyright (2015) Cadw
Facilities – at a glance
Assist dogs allowed
- Steps to main entrance and visitor building. Fort is mainly grass with some gravel areas and some steps
- Facilities: Wheelchair access via side gate with prior arrangement. Portable induction loop
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Grounds open all year, daily 10-4
Also in the Area
About The area
The county of Gwynedd is home to most of the Snowdonia National Park – including the wettest spot in Britain, an arête running up to Snowdon’s summit that receives an average annual rainfall of 4,473mm. With its mighty peaks, rivers and strong Welsh heritage (it has the highest proportion of Welsh-speakers in all of Wales), it’s always been an extremely popular place to visit and live. The busiest part is around Snowdon; around 750,000 people climb, walk or ride the train to the summit each year.
Also in Gwynedd is the Llyn Peninsula, a remote part of Wales sticking 30 miles out into the Irish Sea. At the base of the peninsula is Porthmadog, a small town linked to Snowdonia by two steam railways – the Welsh Highland Railway and the Ffestiniog Railway. Other popular places are Criccieth, with a castle on its headland overlooking the beach, Pwllheli, and Abersoch and the St Tudwal Islands. Elsewhere, the peninsula is all about wildlife, tranquillity, and ancient sacred sites. Tre’r Ceiri hill fort is an Iron Age settlement set beside the coastal mountain of Yr Eifl, while Bardsey Island, at the tip of the peninsula, was the site of a fifth-century Celtic monastery.
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