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Visitor Notice

Due to concerns over the spread of Coronavirus and the well-being of our visitors, Brecon Gaer Roman Fort will be closed to the public until further notice. Please check the Cadw website for further updates.

Overview

Rural remains of a major military outpost

Looking at its tranquil location in farmland near Brecon today, you’d never guess that Gaer was once one of the Romans’ largest inland forts and a vital link in the occupiers’ defensive network in Wales. Founded around AD 75, it was situated in a strategic position at the meeting point of two major roads and manned by highly trained legionaries of the Vettonian Spanish Cavalry Regiment.

In Roman times this was a busy site, with a large guardhouse, granary and heated bathhouse. Today you can see remains of a number of defensive towers, alongside two large gateways with walls standing 8ft/2.4m high in places.


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Directions

Road
23/4m (4.4km) WNW of Brecon, off A40, near Aberyscir
Access is gained to the site at the southern end of the lane to ‘Y Gaer’ farm

For further information, please contact: Traveline Cymru on 0800 464 0000 or National Rail Enquiries on 03457 48 49 50.