The Welwyn Roman Baths are a Roman ruin preserved under the A1(M) just north of modern-day Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England. The baths were a small part of the Dicket Mead villa, which was originally built in the 3rd century AD.Add Welwyn Roman Baths and other attractions to your Welwyn trip itinerary using our Welwyn vacation builder tool.
The village of Welwyn has been described as being the site of a Romano-British settlement, where a Roman road crossed the river Mimram. There was another Roman villa near Welwyn on the Lockleys estate.
The full extent of the Dicket Mead villa was never fully excavated prior to the construction of the motorway, but the baths were only one of at least four buildings in total. The complex was probably part of a farm. It has been speculated that it might have been at least in part the equivalent of a hotel, lying as it does near Roman roads.
The ruins were uncovered in 1960 by local archaeologist Tony Rook, and the baths were gradually uncovered over the following 10 years by excavation. Shortly after the excavation was completed, the Ministry of Transport announced the route of a new motorway, straight over the top of the excavation.
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Visited with my cub group, great and local and so interesting how they were found, and saved and now 8m under the A1M motorway.
Visited with my cub group, great and local and so interesting how they were found, and saved and now 8m under the A1M motorway. more »
Fascinating place. Roman remains underneath the A1. My 9 year old and I found it very interesting. Super-friendly and informative staff there so we had a fun and educational experience. Some of the...
Fascinating place. Roman remains underneath the A1. My 9 year old and I found it very interesting. Super-friendly and informative staff there so we had a fun and educational experience. Some of the... more »
Hypocast (Roman bath house) with child-friendly guides and helpful notes.
Great day out will need to go back to be able to see everything
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