We called in at
Aldborough in Yorkshire during August 2000 on our way home from
the Scottish borders.
Aldborough was once the site of Isurium Brigantum one of the
northernmost urban centres of the Roman empire. It was
founded in the 2nd century AD. The Roman walled town acted
as a focus for the Brigantes, the largest tribe in Roman
Britain. Over the centuries the town gradually declined in
size to become the village we see today, but there is much
evidence still to be found of Roman times. There are
several impressive mosaics including the one pictured as well as
parts of the remains of the town defences that can be readily
viewed. The property is in the care of English Heritage.