Roman ruins at Walls Castle, Ravenglass copyright Charlie Hedley
Roman ruins at Walls Castle, Ravenglass

Romans in Ravenglass

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The project concentrated on investigating the vicus settlement, fort and bath house. The project has now finished.

South of Ravenglass village stand the impressive ruins of the Roman Fort and Bath House. They are part of the Hadrian's Wall UNESCO World Heritage site (opens in new window).

As well as the soldiers, there was a whole community living outside the fort. We want to find out about what daily life was like for them. Who were they? What did they eat? How did they communicate with the outside world?

Romans in Ravenglass was a partnership project between ourselves, Muncaster Parish Council and the Muncaster Estate. York Archaeological Trust supervised the archaeological investigation.

What did we find?

We already know that this site contains a fort, civilian settlement and bath house. Check back to find out more about how the settlement grew over time and what sort of activities took place here.

Short video about last season

Find out more


Find out what happened in 2013 watching our archaeology experts and volunteers give their insights in these Season 1 videos.


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Map showing the areas for archaeological investigation

Romans in Ravenglass map showing areas for archaeological investigation

A huge thanks to our partners

This project is funded by the Heritage Lottery FundCopeland Community Fund and ourselves. We would also like to thank Muncaster Parish Council, Muncaster Estate and The Pennington Hotel for their help. All links open in a new window.

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