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Chesters Roman Fort Cilurnum

Address: Chollerford | Humshaugh, Hexham NE46 4EP, England
Phone Number: +44 (0) 1434 681379
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Ranked #5 of 11 Attractions in Hexham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Great even in the rain and on a mobility scooter, access was quite good although short cut grass would help scooters. very interesting museum with lots of fascinating artifacts

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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59 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

the ruins and walks around the site are brilliant, and the river walk is well worth taking an hour to do. The best thing about the site though was the staff. They were really enthusiastic and willing to help with everything........forget the tourist information and just come and ask these guys, they were amazing.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

A brilliant day out with the grandchildren. Lovely weather allowed us to explore and teach the children about Roman life.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This complex is fascinating to walk around and the Baths are the best part so do not miss the walk down to them. You can also see where they went across the river. There is a museum which has some great artifacts and a lot of stoneware.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is an English Heritage site, in a beautiful part of Northumberland next to the North Tyne. It was built after the construction of Hadrian's Wall, to guard the river crossing. I thoroughly recommend the very well-written and thoroughly illustrated guide book to make the most of your trip - there are signs by each section, but the guide book... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Great site. Not to much evidence of the wall here but still part of towers and fort. Plenty on information boards to help give you an idea of how it all worked. There was a bridge over the river there when the wall was intact and there are illustrations of that also. Plenty of artifacts taken from the site and... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

What a delightful place to visit! This was an impulse visit and there was quite a few ruins still on show and all was explained very well on signs on each section. You might need to wear your wellies on slightly damp days as you have to walk across the grass to each section. There is also a museum by... More 

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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

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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EnglishHeritageTA, Public Relations Manager at Chesters Roman Fort Cilurnum, responded to this review

Dear Brenda, we’re sorry to hear you were disappointed during your visit to Chesters Roman Fort. English Heritage aims to bring history to life. From your review it sounds like we didn’t manage to achieve this for you on this occasion. We hope this hasn’t put you off returning to other English Heritage attractions on Hadrian’s Wall in the future. More 

East Yorkshire
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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