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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 13 attractions in Hexham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
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Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The remains are surprisingly well-preserved, and the accompanying information fills in the gaps. The baths are particularly well worth visiting. The little museum is interesting and worth some time.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Took my daughter for the day as she had just finished a Roman topic at school. She was very interested in the sights to see, and was very impressed with the activities available for children. She got to participate in an excavation, and got to be a roman soldier. It's good to look online to find out what activities are... More

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Birmingham
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We visited one morning in late July. Easy car parking and access. The site was very well cared for and all the exposed structures had informative notices and signs. The museum is very well laid out and richly furnished with artefacts discovered here and at various sites along the Wall. Plenty for youngsters to do with interesting activities throughout the... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We were there for it opening at 10am, so there were very few other visitors - this made a real difference, and we could spend time exploring, revisiting and learning from our visit

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Chesters is set in such a pretty location, on the banks of the North Tyne, that it’s hard to keep your eye on the archaeology. The museum is a little gem and I wouldn't change it for all the world. I expect most people visit Chesters to see the famous bath house, as it’s the best example of it’s kind... More

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
43 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This does not have the razzamatazz of som f the sites, but well worth a visit. The highlights are the bath house and the river.

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York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

A great site but be warned about the event days. We saw signs for a childrens archaelogical dig where you can help dig up old remains in a sand pit. Arriving at 3.30 when the site closes at six, we thought we'd have plenty of time to dig but the last dig had been at 3pm so we'd missed it... More

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Sudbury, MA
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155 reviews 155 reviews
24 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Nice place to stop and explore, in a bucolic setting. The bath in particular is well preserved. Unfortunately for Chesters, we had stopped at Housesteads before, which all in all had much better preserved ruins to offer, including a huge stretch of Hadrian's Wall.

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Mississippi
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162 reviews 162 reviews
62 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We spent a good amount of time here, as there's much to see both outside on the grounds and inside the museum. We first had a short lecture, then walked out into the countryside to view the parts of the ancient fort that have been unearthed. There are Roman baths, barracks, part of Hadrian's Wall, and much more. The site... More

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Stourton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were very impressed but had a very limited amount of time available, we would definitely visit again.

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