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Segontium Roman Fort
Reviewed 8 June 2014

We were casually walking from Caethro village into Caernafon when we happened across the site of this Roman fort - much of which formed the foundations of Edward's castle. We returned on a rainy day to find a very enthusiastic guide who walked us through many of the more intimate items found on the site - vanity sets, the Roman clay tablet and Tristan, the guide, could even add his own findings - bits of pottery - that came from the roots of a tree that had been blown over in 100k winds! Do go. We left now knowing that the road we were walking on was in fact the original Roman road!

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Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

Fantastic heritage site with very informed and enthusiastic guides.
Think it's fair to say that the project is work in progress with certain elements needing to wait for funding, however all the information you require is available you just have to ask the guides who went out of their way to be helpful.
My daughter particular liked the fact she could handle the artefacts and this engaged her more than if they were shut away behind glass like many museums.

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Reviewed 4 May 2014

If you visit Segontium, make sure you visit the museum, and speak to Tristan Jones, he is full of information, friendly, professional, and has a very infectious enthusiasm for his subject. Having hands on the actual artifacts makes it all mean just a little more, and present day, with finds as recently as February 2014!

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Reviewed 3 May 2014

A great site to see Roman remains of buildings. Our son thought it was great exploring the site finding out what each building would have been and climbing down into what looked like it might have been a Roman bath. Sadly the museum was closed when we visited so probably could do with some info boards around the site for when this happens.

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Reviewed 30 April 2014

Being 2000 years old, and having been ransacked for stone in order to build a castle, you can't expect to see fully formed buildings on this site. The museum has recently been taken over by cadw after being neglected by a political multi-ownership and unlike the empire, is on the rise again. Visit the museum on site and speak with the enthusiastic curator Tristan Jones who will allow you to handle 2000 year old artifacts and give you a true sense of what the site represents. It is well worth a visit just to imagine the sheer scale of the Roman Empire and their achievements. Thank you Tristan for an interesting visit to your "garden" on 26/04/2014

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