July 13, 2024

An open day is to be held at the Roman Bath House in Prestatyn, with everyone welcome to come and learn about the ancient site’s fascinating history.

Held on Saturday the 18th of March from 10am-4pm, visitors will be able to try their hand at making Roman-inspired crafts, learn more about some of the stonework renovations and enjoy historically accurate Roman re-enactment.

There will also be some accurate artifacts available for viewing on the day.

The hidden gem was first discovered in the 1930’s during a round of excavations on the site. It was then covered, only to be excavated again in the 1980s, during the construction of the neighbouring housing estate. It is believed that the Bath House was constructed in around 120 AD, and further extended in 150 AD.

The historic Roman construction is now managed by Denbighshire County Council.

There is no need to book in advance and parking will be available at Prestatyn High School, with disabled parking only on Melyd Avenue.

Councillor Win Mullen-James, Lead Member for Local Development and Planning said:

“This open day is a great chance to come and learn more about this ancient site, which sits just on the outskirts of Prestatyn.

I would encourage anyone who is interested in history to come on down to the open day as the Roman Bath House site is a real hidden gem, and is a genuinely intriguing visit.”