What did the Romans Ever Do For Us? Caerwent Roman Town (Venta Silurum)

If you happen to be bimbling along the lovely leafy lanes of Monmouthshire in Wales, you might just happen across Caerwent Roman Town, also known as Venta Silurum.

It was established by the Romans in around AD 75 as an administrative centre for the defeated Silures tribe in Roman Wales.

Venta Silurum seems to mean “Market town of the Silures” As you can see there are plenty of ruins to explore, including the town walls and the foundations of a number of buildings.

The site even boasts a Norman Motte. It has a bit of everything we love!

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