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“Well worth a visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Wroxeter Roman City

Wroxeter Roman City
Wroxeter SY5 6PH, England
01743 761 330
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Wroxeter
Type: Historic Sites
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Market Harborough
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

I’ve wanted to see this place since watching the ‘Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day’ TV programme.

To see how a Roman house was built and then be able to walk around it was a great treat. Nice that they have added furniture of the period too.

Although the ruins were impressive and the recorded guide and the guide book is really excellent, the museum is small. However it gets a lot of information over. I don’t think I would have enjoyed it so much without the newly built Roman Villa next door. We were very lucky with the weather and it might not be so good standing the pouring rain listening to the guide. £5 which included the audio guide and free parking seemed excellent value to me.

And I have to agree with the comment about Leicester Roman baths and museum being better and free, but don’t forget the people of Leicester pay for that with their Council Tax!

Visited August 2012
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Lancashire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

An excellent English Heritage site, well laid out with v good information boards. Would recommend using the audio guide as it also has excellent info about the site.

Visited September 2012
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Those clever Romans”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Very interesting. Audio guide included in the entrance fee. Nice gift shop.
Very open to the elements and most of the site is outdoors,

Visited October 2012
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Nantwich, Cheshire
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4 attraction reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fascinating day out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

The Roman city featured on television a couple of years ago when some 21st century builders recreated a Roman villa adjacent to the site. We'd been meaning to visit for ages but finally got around to it one Sunday afternoon this summer.
We'd picked a good day as the Ermine Street Guard were visiting as well with their Roman camp, replica tents, armaments, weaponry, domestic artefacts and of course everyone was costumed appropriately.
The villa was a bit smaller than we had expected but it was interesting nevertheless. My partner is a wheelchair user and we had some difficulty getting round all the villa as the garden was mainly gravel which was extremely difficult to cross. Romans obviously wouldn't have had the concern as they had slaves to carry anyone who couldn't or wouldn't walk on their own.
Food is very limited but the exhibition is excellent. As English Heritage managed we would have had free entry on a normal day but had the pay a small supplement of $1.50 each to help defray the expenses of the Roman army.

Visited June 2012
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Melton Mowbray
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“INFORMATIVE AND INTERESTING”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Until I visited I didn't know that this is the site of the fourth largest city in Britain. Only the baths complex is currently visible from the second century. The audio guide is among the best I have heard. The guide book is a must for further information. The admission charges are excellent value..

Also on site is the 'Roman' town house, built on the Channel 4 TV series. This makes it possible to see how less imposing, more ordinary buildings were built and so gives an insight into how the people lived

Visited August 2012
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