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Chesters Roman Fort Cilurnum

Chollerford | Humshaugh, Hexham NE46 4EP, England
+44 (0) 1434 681379
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Ranked #5 of 12 Attractions in Hexham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
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Stotfold, United Kingdom
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303 reviews 303 reviews
110 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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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24 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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Coquitlam, Canada
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20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I first visited this site on two occasions in those far-off days when I was a teenager growing up in Britain. This was my first trip back from my home in Canada for many decades. I was very impressed with the way in which the site is being maintained and has undergone further conservation work. There's no better place in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Our continued day of exploring Hadrian’s wall lead us here. The site is run by English Heritage and well looked after and the ruins are well preserved. Although the ruins have wire fences around them, there are gates on most of them so you can go in and wander around the ruins to get a better idea of what they... More

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Paignton, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

On a visit to the area with Shearing Holidays we visited this attraction. We had with us a blue badge guide who was absolutely fantastic. The guide bought the whole existence of Roman Britain to life. Describing the areas of the fort you could see the walls around you. Superb visit and interesting museum. If you can get a guided... More

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Winchendon, Massachusetts
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The museum here has an amazing collection of emblazoned stones, altars and sculptures. If you are looking for Roman artifacts, then this one is tops. The employees were exceedingly helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I had a wonderful day out at Chesters. The rolling countryside around the site is beautiful, and with the river provides a fantastic backdrop to the Roman Fort's ruins. Each fort's remains is signposted, as is the bath-house, and the barracks, and a description is provided for each site. The area down by the river is my favourite part of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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140 reviews 140 reviews
54 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Not as big as Vindolanda but a good place to start.Perhaps its me but I felt uncomfortable watching children and dogs scramble over the site,I dont mean the place is sacred but it just smacked of lack of sensitivity.Would benefit from a cafe .

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Newark Notts
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11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The antiquities in the museum lacked inspiration but the fort itself was fascinating. It was good to see so many children learning about the Romans and how they lived.

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