This Easter weekend, Wall Roman Site hosted an Easter Egg Hunt, so we decided to pop in! After all these years, living just a stone’s throw away from Wall, we finally visited this open air site managed and maintained by English Heritage, and owned by the National Trust.
Wall is very easily accessed by car off the A5 Eastbound or by bus 35B. There is free parking about 50m from entrance to site. It is quite a small village and there is not much pavement so be carefully of any oncoming traffic. Also there is no wheelchair access to the Roman site, and one step up into the museum building. Dogs on leads are welcome.
Wall was an important staging post on Watling Street, the Roman military road to north Wales. The road network was crucial to the Romans’ control over their empire. It was a place for weary Roman officials, soldiers and imperial messengers to find lodging for the night and change their horses. Now, all you can still see is the remains of an inn for travellers and the public baths, with its sequence of cold, warm and hot rooms. Wall is an ancient trackway paved and extended by the Romans, which connects Wall Roman Site to Wroxeter Roman City.
Before reaching the open air site, there are a narrow steps to take. We were greeted by the staff before paying £1.50 for each child to enter their Easter Egg hunt. We then walked around the site to look for the Roman soldiers for clues. It took my children a while to get the clues with our help.
Soon we dropped by the museum to look for our next clue. The museum provides a fascinating insight into life here and displays many excavated finds as you can see in the photos. There are also artefacts that you can touch and examine. The museum itself is quite small but there sure are some great treasures to admire.
Then we went to the village hall to look for our last clue before both children got their chocolate eggs! The eggs were finished before we reached the car park!
Anyway before you travel, the site is open from 10 am – 5 pm throughout the summer, and from 10 am – 4 pm in the winter. The museum is open on selected dates and there are toilet facilities available in it. Opposite the museum is the village hall.