Top Historic Sights in Niebert, Netherlands

Explore the historic highlights of Niebert


Iwemastins was built around 1400 by the Iwema family. It is the only stins (Friedland are name for former stronghold or villa) in Groeningen region. The last major restoration was made in the early 1800s. Today the estate is in private use and not open to the public.
Founded: 1400 | Location: Niebert, Netherlands

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Caerleon Roman Amphitheatre

Built around AD 90 to entertain the legionaries stationed at the fort of Caerleon (Isca), the impressive amphitheatre was the Roman equivalent of today’s multiplex cinema. Wooden benches provided seating for up to 6,000 spectators, who would gather to watch bloodthirsty displays featuring gladiatorial combat and exotic wild animals.

Long after the Romans left, the amphitheatre took on a new life in Arthurian legend. Geoffrey of Monmouth, the somewhat imaginative 12th-century scholar, wrote in his History of the Kings of Britain that Arthur was crowned in Caerleon and that the ruined amphitheatre was actually the remains of King Arthur’s Round Table.

Today it is the most complete Roman amphitheatre in Britain.