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Address: Chollerford | Humshaugh, Hexham NE46 4EP, England
Phone Number: +44 (0) 1434 681379
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Chesters Roman Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall

Chesters Roman Fort is a wonderful heritage site and, with a little imagination, gives a fantastic insight to what life was like during Roman times. This fort is huge and quite... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Chesters Roman Fort is a wonderful heritage site and, with a little imagination, gives a fantastic insight to what life was like during Roman times. This fort is huge and quite well preserved and is in a beautiful location on the North Tyne River. The museum is excellent too, displaying many very interesting items. I do however have an issue... More 

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Erskine, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is an exceptional site for those interested in Roman archaeology. I would highly recommend it, although the museum could be better interpreted..

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The frozen North of the UK
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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