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Chesters Roman Fort Cilurnum

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Address: Chollerford | Humshaugh, Hexham NE46 4EP, England
Phone Number: +44 (0) 1434 681379
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.This was the first Roman site we visited in the area and it provided a good introduction to the history of the area.

The fort is a short walk from Humshaugh where we were staying, it was the first Roman site we visited in the area and it provided a good introduction to the history of the area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Much Wenlock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The fort is a short walk from Humshaugh where we were staying, it was the first Roman site we visited in the area and it provided a good introduction to the history of the area.

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great great great. The boys learnt a lot. They were able to get in amongst the wall and really get a feel for the lay out of the fort and the area. They learnt Roman Drills and had a great couple of hours on site. The museum was a bit boring for them but actually it was really well done... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This site is set in beautiful countryside next to a river. The roman ruins are in relatively good condition with some walls being over six feet high. The under floor heating can be seen as well as baths and latrine. The sites are fenced off but there are gates to get through the fences, the is also information to read... More 

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Cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Chesters is unusual in that the remains are fenced and gated and landscaped. I think we were a bit "Roma'ed out" when we visited as we had been to several other sites previously but to be fair it was very good. The river section was interesting and there is the impression that there is a lot more still underground.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

More intact site than any other on Hadrian's wall. If you can only see 2 sites this is one of them while Vindolanda is the other.

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Leyburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We walked around the ruins and found the baths down by the river particularly interesting. Our nephew joined in the Roman Dig, tried on the armour and then joined in the Roman drill. Entertaining and educational. well worth a visit. Thanks to all the staff who made the day so special.

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Hadrian's wall was a truly remarkable construction reflecting the might of the Roman Empire at its greatest strength. The site of one of its many gates is the center piece of this attraction. The museum has a great collection of statues, pediments, etc. reflecting the magnificent that this site once had. A must see attraction.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Great ruins with lots to see. Afternoon was enhanced by displays of Roman legions, equestrian skills and gladiators.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Myself, Partner, 7 year old daughter and dog went along to the "Gladiators and Romans" event. We had the interesting ruins, set next to the tune and the backdrop of the wonderful Northumbrian countryside. All with the added bonus of three separate re-enactment events. The first, Gladiator Show. The two "Andy's" were excellent, combining humour with historical fact. The second,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I came here whilst exploring Hadrians Wall, and its a nice little place to visit. It gives you a taste of what life was like in the roman times. It is certainly worth a visit if you are in the area

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