Follow the story – more Roman sites in Carmarthenshire

Just west of the Brecon Beacons National Park in Carmarthenshire, there are some fantastic historic sites where you can learn more about the influence of the Romans on our area.

Dolaucothi Gold Mines, Pumsaint

Turn prospector in the only known Roman gold mine in Britain. Walk in the footsteps of Roman soldiers who guarded this ancient site 2000 years ago. Explore the underground workings of the Roman mines and understand more about the first century mining technology that extracted gold from the hillsides of northern Carmarthenshire. Wander through the beautiful and diverse habitat of the Cothi Valley, a gateway site to the incredible story of the Romans in Carmarthenshire.
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Carmarthen Museum

Leave the 21st century behind and discover Carmarthenshire’s Roman story. The new displays explore the lives of Romans and natives, soldiers and civilians, on the edge of the Roman empire. Just how Roman were we? Carmarthen owes them its name. Learn also why it became an important town and tribal capital. Find out just a little more about what the Romans did for us. It may surprise you.
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Carmarthen town

Discover Carmarthen, originally the site of a Roman military fort and the walled town known as Moridunum, or the Fort by the sea. It is thought to have become the capital of the Demetae tribe, the native population living Romanised lifestyles. The boundaries of the walled town can still be picked out in modern street patterns but most of the secrets of the Roman settlement remain buried beneath the modern town.
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Carmarthen Amphitheatre

One of only four Roman amphitheatres known in Wales, this is the only recognisable piece of Roman Carmarthen which survives above ground. With an estimated seating capacity of between 4500 to 5000, the amphitheatre was used for religious ceremonies, processions, political events, fairs, markets and entertainments.
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