Although there is a church in the photo, you might be surprised to hear that this week’s Foto Friday isn’t about a place of worship nor a castle.
On my way back from the north, I decided to do a bit of exploration. As there is so much to discover in this country, I came across a few things on my journey. One of those was this little gem – the site of an ancient Roman town in Wall, Staffordshire.
As it was getting late, there was only one other person there – a woman sitting on part of the Roman ruins, chatting on her mobile (as the Romans would have done, I’m sure) while her friendly dog ran around and came over to greet me. As you can see from the clear, blue sky, the weather was great.
Letocetum is owned by the National Trust, but under the guardianship of English Heritage. You can wander around the ruins at your leisure, and read the information boards to learn about the site – all for free. Not bad, is it? It is situated on what was the main Roman road between London and the another Roman town near to present-day Shrewsbury. The remains are mainly of the bath house, which was a central part of Roman life, and an inn.
There is a small museum next to it where you can learn more and see some of the excavated finds. Unfortunately, I arrived too late, so I missed the museum.
This is where Wall Roman Site is located. As you can see, it’s close to Lichfield.
Have your say
Have you been here? Did you visit the museum? If so, what was it like?