The remains of a third-century Roman temple
The remains of a third-century Roman temple to the Sun God Mithras, a cult which first started in Persia.
It was built next to a Roman fort. There are also a few remains of a sacred well dedicated to the Celtic water goddess Coventina.
The Roman name of Brocolitia was probably based on the original Celtic name for the area meaning ‘Badger Holes’. We have provided a helpful information panel that relates the history and details of the Brocolitia Temple of Mithras to visitors.