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Something there is that doesn’t love a wall

We followed the advice of our friend (and Erik’s college Latin teacher) Timothy, who recommended Housesteads Roman Fort, as the most complete remains of a Roman fort along Hadrian’s Wall. The section of the wall here is in fine shape, and you can walk alongside it for miles if you wish. We did not do so, but explored the remains of the fort, which consists of the bases of the old buildings (barracks, guardhouses, supply rooms, cisterns, and latrines) and a wall of the fort. Several locals were there for their daily walks with their dogs, very used to the presence of the ancient site.

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In Leicester, we saw the cathedral, the Jewry Wall (the most substantial remaining example of Roman masonry), the ruins of some Roman baths, and some lovely gardens along the river. Returning to Quorn, we were treated to another lovely meal of summery items by Sue and Chris.

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