‘Romans in Carmarthenshire’ is a project which aims to explain the Roman history of the county and provide everything from excellent tourism facilities to important resources for academics.
Key elements of the scheme, which has won funding from Cadw’s Convergence Funding Heritage Tourism Project, has included development of the Roman story of Dolaucothi Gold Mines and increased the display of Roman artefacts at Carmarthenshire County Museum.
National Trust General Manager for Carmarthenshire Jacqui Kedward said: “We wanted to create a series of attractions connected by the Roman road network that can be explored in any way you want – by car, bicycle and on foot.
“The county has a fascinating Roman history and our aim is to explain and celebrate that. People can engage in that to any extent they like from serious academic study to having a day out at points of interest for tourists.”
She added: “Dolaucothi Gold Mines is the gateway site for the interpretation of the county’s Roman story. These mines are unique; a real hidden gem.
“In the Roman period, Dolaucothi was probably the only gold mine in Britain. Preservation of the wealth of surface and underground evidence at Dolaucothi is of utmost importance to us. And the site already attracts a lot of interest – about 20,000 visitors per year”.
The project has been led by the National Trust in conjunction with Carmarthenshire County Council, Brecon Beacons National Park Authority and Carmarthenshire County Museum and supported by community and volunteer groups.
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