The Roman town of Corinium Dobunnorum (present day Cirencester) was second in importance only to Londinium (present day London) and added stone walls to its ramparts in the 3rd century AD. Polygonal bastions were added later in the 4th century. These defenses were used to protect the medieval town and abbey.
Visitors to the Abbey Grounds In Cirencester today can find the remnants of the Roman Wall. This section has been excavated by English Heritage. Access is free.
The Abbey Grounds which contain the remnants of the Roman Wall can be found behind the Church of St John the Baptist in central Cirencester. Visitors to the Abbey Grounds may also want to visit the nearby Roman Amphitheatre or Cirencester Park.
Roman Wall Cirencester Map
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