Britain's BIG FORT Build!

by Paul Harston in Wrexham, Flintshire, United Kingdom

Total raised £5,435

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+ est. £93.75
£50,000 target 35 days left
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Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 23rd July 2024 at 6:30pm

BIG FORT Build is one of the UK's most exciting heritage projects to build an entire Roman fort for you to experience life 2,000 years' ago!

by Paul Harston in Wrexham, Flintshire, United Kingdom

Join us on Britain's BIG FORT BUILD!

Imagine you were transported back in time to the Roman Conquest of Britain. Yes?

Now imagine you’re a soldier having to protect the frontier against hostile tribes... Or a Celtic warrior defending your land against the best army in the ancient world. Could you survive, would you survive?

 Imagine no longer. This is Britain’s BIG Fort Build – the first and only entire Roman fort to be built in Britain for nearly 2,000 years!


 Now you can see, touch, smell and taste this incredible experience in our full-scale authentic Roman auxiliary fort that recreates how tough and challenging life was for troops and Celtic tribespeople since the Romans arrived on our shores.

 The Campaign Continues!

Thanks to your generosity and the hard work of our fort build team, we’ve already built the ramparts, barrack block, workshop, defensive corner towers and perimeter fence.

 But now our most ambitious challenge yet is to build the commander’s headquarters - the principia - the strategic centre of operations containing the legion's standards, the shrine and soldiers' pay chest.


Target Milestones

We need to rapidly raise funds to build the headquarters building and we plan to do it in easy stages or 'milestones'.

We're laying the foundations ourselves to get it started (cost £9k) and we would be very grateful for your help to raise funds for 

- Milestone 1: the timber frame & specialist team = £30k+ 

- Milestone 2: the roof = £10k

- Milestone 3: the walls and decor of this impressive two storey structure = £10k


 Rewards Galore!

As reward, we invite you to come here to experience it for yourself - to get involved in this ground-breaking project, to do something that no one has done for nearly two millennia: Live like a Roman in an immersive conquest-period auxiliary fort!

Make new friends, learn new skills, forage for resources, taste Roman food, train like a true soldier-warrior in the most formidable army the world has ever seen. You decide what you want to do. Your adventure awaits!


 Please donate now!

All we need is for you to give as much as you can afford to help us build the commander's headquarters and make history jump off the page.

 Become part of this amazing 'once-in-a-life-time' journey today.

 The campaign starts here so please join us by donating now!



This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£25 or more

Fort Friend

You will receive all the rewards for the £10 donation PLUS you will be invited to attend an official guided tour day and a free guided tour around the garrison by one of our Roman troops.

£10 or more


Everyone who contributes will get a personalised invite and free access to look around on special open days. PLUS you will receive the new digital version of our exclusive BIG FORT souvenir guide telling the story of the fort project with details of how you can get involved.

£50 or more


All the above PLUS your name inscribed on an official BIG FORT supporters’ plaque that will be displayed in pride of place in the principia for your family to see.

£100 or more

Tribune Officer

All the above PLUS free seasonal entrance to Park in the Past and access to the Roman fort during special events.

£250 or more

Fort Commander

All the above PLUS a free invitation to join Roman troops on a training patrol, intelligence and foraging exercise in hostile territory!

£500 or more

Fortress Legate

All the above PLUS one night's stay as a high ranking Roman officer, experiencing camp life and being trained how to use Roman weaponry and learn combat techniques to survive battle campaigns!

£1,000 or more

Provincial Governor

All the above PLUS you will be wined and dined by our serving Fort Officer and you and your partner will receive an exclusive invite as VIP guests to meet the Emperor at an official opening of the Principia by Sunday Times bestselling author Ben Kane and other Roman celebrities.

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