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image for Roman Remains item typeBrecon Gaer Roman Fort (Cadw)

  • Cadw Welsh Government

Roman Remains, free entry

Brecon Gaer Roman Fort

Brecon Gaer Roman Fort

Details

The earliest fort was built about AD 75 with defensive banks of clay which rested upon a cobbled surface. A wooden palisade would have protected the defenders. The buildings inside, one of which may have been stabling, were also constructed in wood. At this time the troops at Y Gaer included Vettonian cavalry from Spain.

The tombstone of a young cavalryman, Candidus, has been found a mile north of the fort and is now in the Brecknock Museum, Brecon. The fort was rebuilt in stone during the second half of 2nd century AD by the men of Legion II Augusta.

Regional Tourist Board Member

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Opening details

Open daily 10.00am - 4.00pm. Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January.
Last admission 30 minutes before closing

Prices

Free entry

Contact

Enquiries

Address

Aberyscir,
Brecon,
Powys,
LD3 9NT

Location

Directions

Plan route to Brecon Gaer Roman Fort (Cadw) using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SO 003297  Lat: 51.95754 Long: -3.45134

From Brecon take the Cradoc Road; turn left in Cradoc towards Aberyscir and then left again at the first crossroads. The site is through a farmyard at the end of the road. Please note the farm and surrounding fields are private; park with consideration and close all gates. The site is not signposted from the road.

Facilities

  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed