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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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
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83 reviews 83 reviews
28 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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24 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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152 reviews 152 reviews
62 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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UK
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Amazing to think how long the wall and fort have survived the ravages of time! The area was well laid out and gave good information on the ruins and how they would have been in Roman times.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

En-route to Scotland we stopped at this fort. Really helpful staff and a good guide to the life on a Roman fort on Hadrian`s wall. A good amount of structure remains which helps to visualise the fort as was. Bath house is incredibly intact and the link to to wall helps to illustrate how the Romans really defended their empire.... More

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Plenty to see here, amazing excavations and plenty to see in the museum. Clean toilets but would really benefit from a tea shop/cafe. Very friendly staff. We got caught in a downpour at the end of our visit and a member of staff very kindly drove us to our B&B as we were unable to get a taxi for over... More

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