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Prestatyn Roman Bath House Open Day

Countryside Services will be having an open day at the Roman Bath House in Prestatyn, on Melyd Avenue LL19 8RN.

The open day will be held on Saturday 18 March, 10am-4pm. Parking is available at Prestatyn High School, Princes Avenue, LL19 8RS. Melyd Avenue is available for disabled parking only.

Visitors will be able to view the work that has been completed on the stonework. There will be opportunities to view artwork completed by local schoolchildren. Attendees will be able to have a go at making their own Roman-inspired crafts, as well as view a collection of historical artefacts.

The Prestatyn Roman Bath House was first discovered during excavations in the 1930s. it was then re-covered and excavated again in the 1980s, during the construction of the neighbouring housing estate. The Bath House is believed to have been constructed in around 120 AD, then extended in 150 AD. There is some debate over the reasons for its location in Prestatyn. However, it is believed to be linked to the Roman legions in Chester and Caernarfon, lying around halfway between the two. It may also have been associated with a nearby harbour, due to its coastal location. The site is now managed by Denbighshire County Council.

The open day will be a celebration of all the Roman Bath House project has achieved, including:

  • Works to secure the stonemasonry, which had become loose over time.
  • Works to the path surrounding the bath house.
  • New information panels.
  • Wildflower plug planting.
  • Arts workshops and site visits with local schools.
  • An exhibition in Prestatyn Library to display the schools’ artwork.

Denbighshire Countryside Service aim to raise the profile of the Roman Bath House, with a long-term increased number of visitors to the site.

The Prestatyn Roman Bath House

Roman-inspired crafts

Historical artefacts

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