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image for Archaeological Site item typeDyke system - Celtic/British

Archaeological Site, free entry

Details

A defensive system built to protect Camulodunum dating from around 100BC. Camulodunum was not a town in the modern sense, but was more like a large country estate. It covered some 12 square miles and included commercial, industrial and farming settlements as well as the Royal household of the Trinovantes tribe. These settlements were enclosed and protected by an elaborate system of earthwork embankments, known as dykes, much of which survives today. These can mostly be seen along Straight Road.

Prices

Free entry

Viewable from public footpath

Contact

Visitor Information Centre

01206 282920

Address

Straight Road,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO2 9JD

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TL 997254  Lat: 51.89171 Long: 0.90119

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Colchester Town station