Channel Islands' Roman fort "probably the best in Britain"

Archaeologists working on the oldest standing building in the Channel Islands, a small Roman fort, are pondering the possible decision to turn the building into a visitor center.

The building, which has been in continuous use since its construction, has long been known as the Nunnery in Alderney's Longis Bay. "This is probably one of the most intact Roman forts of the Western Empire and it's certainly the only standing one of its class and it's probably the best in Britain," said Dr Jason Monaghan, director of Guernsey Museums.