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.