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Chesters Roman Fort Cilurnum

Chollerford | Humshaugh, Hexham NE46 4EP, England
+44 (0) 1434 681379
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Ranked #6 of 15 Attractions in Hexham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

This was a huge disappointment as we chose this from all the settlements along the wall. Had visited others as a child but this looked great in the English Heritage handbook. Museum was interesting but otherwise uninspiring. Maybe we are spoiled as we have a beautiful Roman villa reasonably close to home. Appreciate the historical aspect but expected more.

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East Yorkshire
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Really interesting and worthwhile trip to see this site. Amazing what the Romans gave us!! You have to admire the Roman plumbing and Bath Houses, way ahead of their time. An incredible piece of history in an amazing landscape.

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Another lovely site, fascinating and interesting with friendly staff and a small shop. Good car park and well signed so easy to understand your way around.

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Birmingham UK
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Friendly staff and a very interesting site. Perhaps not as well developed as some of the others along Hadrian's Wall but worth visiting, perhaps will get better as more is excavated and developed.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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148 reviews 148 reviews
76 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The problem with many Roman sites is that there is not too much left; this is a pleasant exception. There are enough remains for you to picture what it might have been like and the site is well planned and laid out.

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

It took me 59 years to pay a visit but I finally made it last week. A lovely site, well maintained and easy to follow the mowed pathways in the grass to reach each of the parts of the site. Good information points and a fantastic museum full of Roman artefacts. A really enjoyable afternoon, mind it was a sunny,... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I visited here whilst my dad was walking Hadrian's Wall and I was playing taxi driver. I visited Corbridge in the morning, then came here. The site itself is lovely and peaceful, not as big as sone of the other roman forts in the area, but it has a very well preserved bath house by the river at the bottom... More

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Stotfold, United Kingdom
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110 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This was the first of our main stops on our tour of 'the wall'. The site itself looked pretty amazing but we hadn't yet been to Housesteads, which was even more amazing. However, this site is well worth a visit and, being a main location of the guy (John Clayton), the museum is full of interesting artefacts. It is well... More

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

It is the largest Roman cavalry fort in Britain but in the end its just a collection of low walls that outline the various rooms. Yes its old and somewhat interesting but nothing to get overly excited about. The museum has lost of bits in it and if you were really interested could probably spend hour. 15 minutes was enough... More

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Ulverstone, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I visited all the forts and museums from Wallsent to Carlisle during a walk along Hadrian's Wall. Chesters has the best museum for content and display and best presented outdoor remains with excellent interpretations. The river is nearby and remains of the Roman bridge can also be seen from this site. I was here for over two hours as there... More

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