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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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Durham UK
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

One of the best Roman Sites anywhere. Shops small but staff are welcoming and enthusiastic. Museum is informative and has a few excellent pieces

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Lavallette, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Fantastic staff and site! Who needs Pompeii when we have it right here in our own country! Unbelievable remains of a fort, granary, soldiers quarters, fountain and drains. A MUST SEE for all ages. There is also a very nice gift shop.

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CorbridgeRomanTown, Public Relations Manager at Corbridge Roman Town, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving such a glowing review, JerseyGirl2020, We're absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your visit to Corbridge Roman Town so much and found our staff to be friendly and helpful. You're right in saying that there is a lot to see on our site and many others have also said they enjoyed visiting our site more than the illustrious... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I thought this was quite expensive for what was on offer. The staff there were particularly unhelpful.

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CorbridgeRomanTown, Public Relations Manager at Corbridge Roman Town, responded to this review

Dear RobL45, Thanks for getting in touch and leaving a review. We're sorry you found Corbridge Roman Town to be expensive- the prices are in line with other attractions in the area such as Chesters Roman Fort and most people find the prices to be good value as for only £5.60 one gets access to an extensive museum and a... More

Hexham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Really enjoyed a few hours soaking up the history of such a hidden gem. This sight is unique and not just another Roman fort. So many things to see here that you simply can't see anywhere else along the Wall. The Corbridge Hoard, the granaries, the forum, the strong room which you can still walk into. I thoroughly enjoyed myself.... More

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CorbridgeRomanTown, Public Relations Manager at Corbridge Roman Town, responded to this review

Thanks for leavign us such a glowing review, Catlady33! We're absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your visit and felt able to leave us a 5* review. Your positive comments really are appreciated. You're right in saying that our site is unique and has many features which are not found on other sites, such as our extensive granary buildings. We're especially... More

Hertfordshire
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Came here with two small children, who loved walking around and learning about the Romans, especially since they get wooden swords to take around with them! Really friendly and helpful staff, reasonably priced (even if not a member of the National Heritage etc). Toilets clean, place for picnics overlooking the site. Good for a couple of hours. Not a lot... More

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CorbridgeRomanTown, Public Relations Manager at Corbridge Roman Town, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a nice review, MrsLee1979. We're really pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Corbridge Roman Town with your kids. We're delighted that you found our staff to be helpful and the entry prices to be reasonable. Thank you for commenting that our toilets were clean- we try very hard to... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

It is fair to say that most of what you can see does relate to the garrison because this was originally a depot town which was disused in AD 29. Only partly excavated it gives agood idea of the size of the Roman contingent before and during the buliding of Hadrian's Wall and as such gives a good insight to... More

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CorbridgeRomanTown, Public Relations Manager at Corbridge Roman Town, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a nice review, Romanlady7! We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit and found the site to be of interest. You're right in saying that our reasonably priced site guide book does offer a really good insight into the site and helps a lot in the comprehension of the layout etc.... More

Matlock, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I found the site and museum very interesting. It is a must to go when the weather is good as it is located on the top of a hill with fantastic views. You can walk around the town at your leisure and don't have to stick to paths, giving you freedom to explore.. I enjoyed trying to work out what... More

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CorbridgeRomanTown, Public Relations Manager at Corbridge Roman Town, responded to this review

Thank you very mush for taking the time to write us such a glowing review, bI4desman! We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit (and the nice view!). You're right in saying that you are able to explore the site freely- there are no restrictions to what you can and can't walk on or look at. Thanks again for taking the... More

London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Although badged as a 'town' and therefore, by implication, different from the forts along the wall, it actually isn't the urban archaeology it claims to be. All the uncovered remains relate to the military enclave, so follow the usual pattern. That said, the granaries are well preserved with flagstones in place and being able to see the Stanegate is interesting.... More

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CorbridgeRomanTown, Public Relations Manager at Corbridge Roman Town, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review Huntingdon1701! It's a shame you didn't find the site to be to your liking and subsequently only felt able to give us a 3* rating. You're right in saying that the outside does focus somewhat on the military history but it is worth bearing in mind that Corbridge Roman Town was... More

Stocksfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Pretty and friendly with a good diversity of interesting shops and cafes. Lovely riverside walk and fabulous Roman Fort as you exit village.

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CorbridgeRomanTown, Public Relations Manager at Corbridge Roman Town, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, 64Dangermouse! Although the whole review isn't about our site we're delighted that you enjoyed our site when you did visit! Thanks again for taking the time to leave a review and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More

London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Numerous buses provide good connections to Corbridge from Newcastle and Hexham and all points in between (bus numbers10, x84, x85, ...). Then enjoy a beautiful 45 minute walk along the river to the Roman site. The Information Centre opposite the main bus stop in Middle Street can provide full details plus a map for 75p

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CorbridgeRomanTown, Public Relations Manager at Corbridge Roman Town, responded to this review

Dear BobW2000, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of your visit to Corbridge Roman Town. We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit here and you're right in saying that we're easy to reach by public transport. Corbridge is conveniently served by both bus and train from Newcastle, Carlisle, and surrounding villages. It's a 20-25... More

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