Event at Dover Castle © Julia Boyce 2016

Roman Inspiration

Roman Dover was a thriving town, which the Romans called Dubris after Dubras, the British name meaning ‘waters’. The Roman town had a large harbour, which was flanked by 2 lighthouses and 3 successive forts.

There have been around 60 sites uncovered relating to the Roman period with the district. There are a number of these open to the public.

Dover Museum

Dover Museum

Description
Duration 1.5 hours. Dover Museum has a large collection of Roman Samian, which was found in the area.
Richborough Roman Rort

Richborough Roman Rort

Description
Duration 1 hour. The Roman's original entry port into Britain, now 2 miles from the sea with remains dating from the Claudian invasion of AD 43.
Roman Lighthouse

Roman Lighthouse

Description
Duration 2-5 hours. The Roman Lighthouse (Pharos) in Dover Castle grounds is thought to have been built in the 1st century AD.
Roman Painted House

Roman Painted House

Description
Duration 1 hour. Built in AD 200 the house is the finest and best preserved on show in Britain.
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