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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.

The Roman Painted House

Roman-painted-houseBuilt in AD 200 it formed part of a large mansion for travellers crossing the Channel. The House is the finest and best preserved, on show in Britain, with unique murals and underfloor heating.

Duration 1 hour

The Roman Lighthouse

The Roman Lighthouse (Pharos) in Dover Castle grounds.Roman Pharos at Dover Castle

Thought to have been built in the 1st century AD to guide Roman ships into Dubris.  Of the original 8-storey tower there are now only 4 storeys remaining.

Duration 2 - 5 hours

Richborough Roman Fort

Richborough-Roman-FortRichborough was the Roman’s original entry port into Britain. The site is now 2 miles from the sea with remains dating from the Claudian invasion of AD 43. The impressive ruins of the Roman Township at Richborough mark the point from which the Romans launched their successful invasion of Britain.

Duration 1 hour

Dover Museum

Dover-MuseumDover Museum has a large collection of Roman Samian, which was found in the area.

Duration 1.5 hour


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