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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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One of the key forts on Hadrian's Wall it's a fine example of Roman military architecture. It clearly shows the underfloor heating they employed in both the commander's house and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

An interesting site with easy access and car parking. The car park is right outside the main entrance/shop. It is run by English Heritage. Located next to the North Tyne River. It has a small café which sells coffee/tea sandwiches and some delicious cakes. The café is a new addition this year. The toilet facilities are good. There is a... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

One of the key forts on Hadrian's Wall it's a fine example of Roman military architecture. It clearly shows the underfloor heating they employed in both the commander's house and the bath house, a true luxury for the Romans in these northern climes.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit if in the area. Only 5 miles from Hexham. Great shop, new tea room... but you go for the history which is there in abundance! Don't miss the museum.

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35 reviews 35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We visited Chesters some years previously and were immensely impressed. We returned this May and visited all the other local Roman Forts and sites. They are all worthy of a visit but its only when you compare them you start to understand the immensity and scale of the Roman occupation. They are all truly awesome although built to a similar... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We made 2 visits to Chesters while on holiday near Haltwhistle. The first was on a fine day so we had a good look at the open-air parts of the site; the second was on a very wet & windy day so we spent our time in the museum. We found it all very interesting & the display boards situated... More 

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Huntersville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

These ruins of a fort on Hadrians Wall in Northumberland grace a hillside overlooking a river. This site is accompanied by an outstanding museum presenting artifacts from the site as well as the surrounding area. Managed by English Heritage it is presented in a superb manner as well as protected. A wonderful place to visit.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Site not too big but really interesting and well laid out. Museum ver interesting and helpful staff.

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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Excellent day enjoying exploring the various Roman ruins in a beautiful location on the banks of the River Tyne - barracks, commanders house, bath house etc. Good museum with plenty of artefacts on show. Small shop and tea rooms also on site. Plenty to keep both kids and adults amused and interested. The day we visited there was also a... More 

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Dereham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Fascinating old museum with lots of artefacts in old display cases. Lots of the fort to be seen, including the "hot and cold" baths, very interesting. If you buy the guide book, it brings it to life. New tearooms just opened and unfortunately only one member of staff, I am sure the service will improve over time.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Large site spread out with plenty of ruins in a very exposed spot, so wrap up. There is a shop with loo's, small museum, picnic area with cafe and the ruins. The museum has plenty of artefacts but terrible labelling, you have to rely on A4 files for information. The picnic area provides plenty of tables and the cafe delicious... More 

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