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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 #6 of 22 things to do in Hexham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient ruins, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ancient ruins, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks

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The frozen North of the UK
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Chesters is an amazing place, the history that is on display is simply amazing. If you have just a slight interest in our history I urge you to pay a visit to Chesters and all of the other amazing places that stretch along the Roman Wall.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The remains of the Roman for are Interesting, extensive, easy to access, affordable, and well presented.

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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Visiting Chesters Roman Fort (or remains of) can be exceedingly chilly if you choose to go in the middle of February. However, the English Heritage staff were very friendly and gave the children on half term a good insight as to how Roman Soldiers lived (but mainly fought). As I refuse to grow up I was happy to be a... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

We have been here a few times - spotting a red squirrel or two - and it doesn't disappoint if you want Roman history. A good shop and cafe enhance the overall site and museum. Worth combining with other nearby sites on the Wall.

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UK
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86 reviews 86 reviews
19 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

English Heritage site that is well worth a visit. In particular the bath room is well preserved. You could certainly get and idea of how life was for the legionares. Open site with walking across field but flat, easy going but not really wheelchair or buggy friendly.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I was with my girlfriend in the area for a weekend, seen signs for Hadrian's wall so thought we would take a look to say we had been there. Came across Chester's Fort first of all so stopped in. We realised it was a Heritage sight and we hadn't really wanted to pay for a sightseeing couple of hours, just... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
50 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

You have to thank God for the eccentric English people who move heaven and earth to ensure history is preserved. John Clayton fought to protect Hadrian's wall, excavate this fort and preserve Roman artefacts from along the wall. His work is now Chesters. With a museum crammed full of stuff and a very fascinating site to explore, we deeply appreciated... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

an excellent day out for anyone with a keen interest in ancient history, certainly worth going twice, a brilliant addition to a visit to Hadrian's wall.

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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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87 reviews 87 reviews
59 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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