4M Roman roads

Today we enjoyed learning all about how the Romans built roads all across the landscape and how some can still be found today. Then we plotted Roman towns and cities on a UK map. If a place-name has ‘chester’, ‘caster’ or ‘cester’ in it, it’s almost certainly Roman (for example, Gloucester, Doncaster and Manchester). The word ‘chester’ comes from the Latin word ‘castrum’ which means ‘a fort’.

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