Tuesday 03 December 2013
Segontium Roman Fort
Segontium is considered to be one of the most important Roman sites in north west Wales. It was linked to other forts through a strategic road network and was the longest occupied fort in Wales with over 300 years of use.
The fort was designed to accommodate an auxilary infantry of up to 1,000 troops. Today, visible remains include the barracks, buildings with underfloor heating (hypocaust), storehouses, a bathhouse and the praetorium (the commander’s house).
Cae’r Gors is the childhood home of author Kate Roberts. It was in this nineteenth-century smallholding in Rhosgadfan near Caernarfon that Welsh author Kate Roberts, born in 1891, lived from the age of 4 to 18 years old.
In 1965 Kate Roberts bought Cae’r Gors and presented it to the Welsh nation, but it wasn’t until 2005 that sufficient funds were accumulated to restore the tyddyn (smallholding) to the way it would have been during her childhood. The cottage, garden and surrounding buildings are now a small museum and community centre celebrating her life.