Wroxeter’s Roman Town House copes with tourist increase

When Channel Four TV challenged a team of builders to construct a Roman town house, it never expected the crowds of visitors to converge on the site, leading English Heritage to require emergency repairs. The Roman Town House was the subject of the Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day program. (video)

Visitors to the Wroxeter Roman City have tripled in number since the site opened in early 2011. One of the repairs scheduled by English Heritage will be to plaster walls which have become water-soaked in the damp climate.