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Corbridge Roman Town

Corchester Lane, Corbridge NE45 5NT, England
+44 1434 632349
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Corbridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites
Owner description: Not all of the sites on Hadrian's Wall were heavily guarded fortresses. Corbridge was a supply base and bustling town where the Romans and civilians... more » Owner description: Not all of the sites on Hadrian's Wall were heavily guarded fortresses. Corbridge was a supply base and bustling town where the Romans and civilians would pick up food and provisions. Today, you can still walk through the town's streets and experience a true time-capsule of Roman life. You can see a valuable hoard of objects found during excavations, including Roman armour and trinkets, which provide a fascinating insight into the life of a soldier. « less
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West Lothian
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Lovely little village to walk around. Good selection of independent shops selling ladies shoes, handbags, clothes, fabric, bakeries. Found a lovely restaurant to sit outside and enjoy a coffee.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Site is just a fraction of what was a fairly large town. Main features are the foundations of the granaries (Corbridge was a supply depot for the Roman Army). Other parts are perhaps of more specialist interest.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We spent several days visiting Hadrians Wal and other Roman sites. Although Corbridge is not on the wall itself, it is, in my opinion, the best site to visit. This is not just because of the extent of the excavations and exhibits, it is also very well explained with a good (free) wark round guide.

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Corbridge Roman Town gives a superb insight into Roman life in Britain and over hundreds of years. The Roman occupation was much longer than usually thought and the layout of their town at Corbridge illustrates how additional buildings were constructed to accommodate the increase in population. The information boards tell the story concisely and describe the function of many of... More

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Essex
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45 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We finished our day of exploring Hadrian’s wall here. Another English Heritage looked after Roman site. This site is huge and they think there is even more to be unearthed. It is a very impressive site. There was a small shop, again selling the normal English Heritage Merchandise. The staff was polite and friendly. The Museum was very interesting and... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

For those Interested in Roman Britain, the Corbridge site is one of the 'must' sees. The Roman road Stanegate and the adjacent Roman town was there before the Roman Wall. Some interesting features are to be seen notably the 'lion' water fountain adapted from a funerary monument. Also the famous Corbridhe loria segmenta (segmented armour). The item in the museum... More

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Me and my boyfriend were staying at a local campsite and Corbridge was the first attraction we visited and we were not disappointed! On arrival we could see that the admission cost was very reasonable and the member of staff we spoke to was very friendly and knowledgeable. The museum was one of the best presented I have ever been... More

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Northamptonshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Second visit. Good museum and the site allows you to get a good feel for what the place must have been like.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

If you like history then this is the place to come walking around the large stone reigns makes you think how hard it must of been for the Romans inside tells the history of the roman town along hadrians wall a very good experiance outside isn't suitable for wheelchairs inside is fine decent price for adults and concessions for students... More

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East Midlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Once we found the site it was great. (Being summer, the signs were covered with overgrown trees) The staff were welcoming and keen to explain all there was to do at the site. The museum is small, but modern and well explained. You can look in as much detail as you want or just take in the main exhibits like... More

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