Segontium Roman Fort and Cae’r Gors go live!

Tuesday 03 December 2013

The former museum building at Segontium Roman Fort and Cae’r Gors, childhood home of the author Kate Roberts — both in and around the Caernarfon area — opened to the public last weekend.

  • Cae'r Gors

    Cae'r Gors

  • Segontium Roman Fort

    Segontium Roman Fort

  • Cae'r Gors

    Cae'r Gors

  • Cae'r Gors

    Cae'r Gors

  • Cae'r Gors

    Cae'r Gors

Segontium and its centre, a free entry site, will be open throughout the year on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 12pm to 4pm. Admission prices and further information

Cae’r Gors will be open on Thursdays and Fridays from 12pm to 4pm during the winter season and Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays during the summer. Admission prices and further information

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

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.