Sunday, 2 October 2011

Milton Keynes' own Roman Villa

Milton Keynes is Britain's newest city. It was built since being designated as a "new town" in 1967. Yet within its boundaries are many historic buildings and sites. Only a couple of streets away from my home an iron age settlement was discovered.

Often I will get some exercise by going for a cycle ride - and I frequently follow the Millennium Way - a cycle route which goes around the city. Just off the route is a Roman Villa.

This is a photo I took of the site during a recent cycle ride. There are interpretation boards which explain the historical development of the site - and they show how it looked at various times. Below is an artists impression of the Villa at its height.

A local archeological webpage is dedicated to the villa. It can be accessed here.

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