Wall Roman Site

A view across Wall Roman Site with a church and houses in the background.
An aerial view of Wall Roman Site.

Free Entry

Open air site open daily 10am-5pm from April until October and 10am-4pm from November until March. Museum open at specific times.

Address:

Watling Street, Wall, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS14 0AW

Before You Go

Wall in Staffordshire was an important staging post on Watling Street, the Roman military road to north Wales. The road network was crucial to the Romans' control over their empire. At staging posts like Wall weary Roman officials, soldiers and imperial messengers could find lodging for the night and change their horses.

At Wall today you can still see the remains of an inn for travellers and the public baths, with its sequence of cold, warm and hot rooms. The museum provides a fascinating insight into life here and displays many excavated finds.

The site is managed and maintained by English Heritage, and owned by the National Trust.

Before You Go

Opening Times: The open air site is open from 10am-5pm throughout the summer, and from 10am-4pm in the winter.
The museum is open on selected dates. See details.

Parking: Free parking is available 50m from the entrance to the site.

Access: There is no wheelchair access to the Roman site, and one step up into the museum building.

Facilities: Toilet facilities are available during museum opening hours. See details.

School Visits: Booking is essential. Enquire now by getting in touch with our booking team or email bookeducation@english-heritage.org.uk.

Dogs: Dogs on leads are welcome.

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Plan a Great Day Out

Wall sits on Watling Street, an ancient trackway paved and extended by the Romans, which connects Wall Roman Site to Wroxeter Roman City. The visitor centre at Wroxeter serves a range of refreshments, offers accessible toilets, and the site is also a great spot for a picnic.

Just 16 miles away from Wall there is also Boscobel House and the Royal Oak. The future King Charles II sought shelter here from Cromwell's men after being defeated at Worcester in 1651. The site provides an opportunity to get close to a significant moment in English history, as well as boasting a charming tearoom which makes it a great spot for lunch or tea.

The sunrise through the conservatory at Witley Court.

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English Heritage cares for over 400 historic buildings, monuments and places - from world-famous prehistoric sites to grand medieval castles, from Roman forts on the edges of empire to a Cold War bunker. Through these, we bring the story of England to life for over 10 million people each year. The English Heritage Trust is a charity, no. 1140351, and a company, no. 0744722, registered in England.

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