The story of Romans in Carmarthenshire
Ever wanted to embark on a journey through time which leads you through the front door of a Roman marching camp and introduces you to the soldiers in charge of a Roman fortress?
Y Pigwn, near the Usk reservoir, is currently a bare and almost barren landscape with barely any at-a-glance evidence of human activity. However, almost 2000 years ago this was the location of a Roman marching camp used by an army of approximately 5000 Roman soldiers stopping overnight during their marching campaign to conquer the west, not that you would have guessed it unless you knew what you were looking for! So imagine walking up to the same spot and instead of finding small earthworks at the top of the mountain your walk up the slope would be on a path leading you to the earthwork ramparts of the marching camp complete with wooden palisades along the top.
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Cardiff University and the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority are doing research on visitor experience of this app. We would like to hear from people who would be willing to take part in this research before they go to the site.
If you would be interested in taking part in this research, or would like to find out more, please contact:
Dr Tom Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org