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 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.
Dogs: Dogs on leads are welcome.
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.
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