Walking Tour: Discovering Malton’s Roman Fort
Saturday 17th July at 10.30am
The price of £9.00 per head includes an information pack to take away and a copy of a booklet about Roman Malton. Audio enhancement will be used to aid social distancing.
Archaeological work on Malton’s Roman fort, which was as large as any on Hadrian’s Wall, has suggested that it was one of very few forts that were probably operated in varying strength throughout the Roman occupation. Roman soldiers were also efficient builders, which meant that military forts were regularly altered, abandoned and re-instated as necessity arose.
Partly built over later by the Normans and cut through by the Thirsk to Malton railway much later, what is left is an unevenly shaped grass field with banks and ditches, but with many hidden stories to discover.
This newly created guided tour of approximately 75 minutes in length explains the layout of the fort and describes the life of the typical Roman cavalryman. It also looks at life in the Roman civilian town which grew up around the fort and across the river.
Meeting point Orchard Field, just off Old Malton Road
Please note that there are no public toilets near or on the site. The ground is uneven grassland, so the wearing of suitable footwear is essential.
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