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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

The English Heritage archeological museum at the excavated Roman fort just outside of Corbridge is extremely well-done and the site itself well worth visiting. The Romans were master military engineers, and the site shows it. The road, Watling Street, that runs from the Heritage site through town is the old Roman military road that runs from here to London.

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Brilliant excavations and has to be one of the best Roman remains we have visited in the area. Far better than Birdoswald and Housesteads. Fabulous position/views and picnic area. Well worth a visit. The town itself is also worth a visit with its quaint shops. The bakery in the little market square makes the biggest meringues I've ever seen!!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

If you`re going out to see Hadrian`s Wall, I recommend this site be one of the one`s you visit. The interpretative centre is great, providing lots of useful information on Roman life and construction. Among the ruins, there are information placards describing what you are seeing. Some of the ruins have been excavated so it`s much easier to see the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

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

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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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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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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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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