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 history.

Held on March 18 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 Roman re-enactment.

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

The hidden gem was first discovered in the 1930s 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.


Tributes to footballer who played for teams in Conwy and Denbighshire

Meliden pub with ‘good sea views’ placed on the market

Mobile speed cameras in Denbighshire, Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey

It is believed that the bath house was constructed in around 120 AD, and further extended in 150 AD.

The Roman construction is now managed by Denbighshire County Council.

NEWSLETTER: Get the latest stories from the Rhyl, Prestatyn and Abergele area sent straight to your inbox by signing up here.

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

Cllr 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.”