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“Impressive remains”

Wroxeter Roman City
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Wroxeter
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

The Old Works are impressive. The remains are well laid out to give a good indication of size.

The recreated town house is useful in visualising what life must have been like.

Nicely laid out shop, shame no tea room. Helpful staff and good parking. Worth a visit.

Thank FandJRocket3
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

This is a well kept secret in Shropshire about 20 minutes from Shrewsbury. Very interesting ruins - how is that wall still standing!? Good souvenir shop and across the road is found the 'Time Team' attempt to build a Roman house with the tools of the day - remember? Convenient local hotel just up the lane providing Roman themed banquets and vineyard close by where they sell award-winning wines. The rose was very palatable. Church of St. Andrew well worth a look. Stone from Roman settlement has been extensively used in surrounding areas.

Thank Maralyn C
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

Wonderful Roman Site. Well marked, lots of good information, Incredibly nice and helpful staff. Not a huge place, but a wonderful stop on any holiday in the area.

Thank DowneastCornhusker
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

Plonked in the middle of now where is this amazing site which offers a real treat. If you (or in our case your kid/s) are into Roman history you have to pay a visit. Make use of the free audio guides as they paint a fantastic picture of what the town would have been like when in full swing. The bath house wall is surreal. That a huge chunk of a Roman building still stands is amazing. We looked at the Roman villa which is across Watling Street. Where they could do more is offer better catering facilities. There is a cottage next to the villa which - with a bit of imagination could be made into a café. But don't let this cloud your visit. We knew there wasn't a café so took food with us and just bought drinks on site. The shop is typical EH stock but I did manage to pick up a rather nice bottle of Sloe Gin which I hadn't seen before in one of their shops. All the staff were very helpful, the childrens' activity sheet is good and they get a certificate at the end (we have been to places which offer no "prize" which is disappointing for the younger ones). This is genuinely a hidden gem. Well worth a visit and we will be going again.

Thank DottieOnWheels
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

I've been to other Roman sites in the North of England but found this one the best. The layout of the information and pictures allowed me to visualise for the first time what it might have been like in Roman times. The staff were very friendly and helpful. It is a pity that more cannot be uncovered.

Thank MMcL47
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