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Lunt Roman Fort

This partially-reconstructed timber fort awaits you. Explore the exhibition in the granary and imagine yourself training horses in the gyrus - a feature not found anywhere else inside a Roman Fort.

The fort sits on a high plateau with a steep wooded slope overlooking the river Sowe. The site's defensive situation and its proximity to a crossing point in the river made it an ideal location for a Roman fort. The river would have provided a source of fresh water and the Forest of Arden supplied timber for building.

The Lunt is an excellent example of an early Roman fort and is the only reconstructed Roman cavalry fort in Britain. Based on the archaeological evidence on site, the Lunt's imposing wooden gateway and ramparts have been reconstructed to create a glimpse into the history of Roman Britain. 

Educational visits to the Lunt are tailored to the Key Stage 2 History curriculum, supporting your study of the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain.