A Lost City Wall

Roman Coins

Canterbury has been a walled city since Roman times. The wall you can still see today is old, but is medieval, not Roman.


The Roman wall has gone but we know it ran through what is now Westgate Gardens – its remains still lie underground and that is why the whole of the Gardens is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. At the western end stood London Road gate, where Watling Street passed through the wall and into the Roman city.


Follow the links below to find out more:
[This page is under construction, some links may not be live yet]


Within and Without – the City Walls of Canterbury
Audio guide with Jake Weekes of Canterbury Archaeological Trust


Finds gallery
Photos of the objects found in excavations of the City Wall


Audio file of the text on the panel at the start of the City Wall trail



Canterbury City Council HLF