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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Like Housesteads this Fort is well thought out and has an abundance of information available whilst you walk around the area. There are some excellent ruins that with explanations can easily be seem how the fort operated in its day. Hadrian's Wall is easy to figure out how it reached the Fort and where it ran from and to, there... More

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Sydney, Australia
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14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I don't think it compares to some of the bigger sites but we did learn some interesting things so worth a visit. The museum collection and descriptions of finds is very good, especially about the well and the gods they worshipped. The bath house is a good example and nice site on the bank of the river.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed a leisurely walk around the fort site and museum. The staff at the entrance are very knowledgeable and helpful. Definitely worth the visit

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Newcastle
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76 reviews 76 reviews
10 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Make your way down to the banks of the River North Tyne and just imagine the Roman Bridge crossing the river. Magic!

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The Roman fort remains at Chesters are easily accessible by footpath and provide a wonderful overview of the fort itself and of the adjacent River Tyne. So interesting to know that Hadrian's Wall actually bisected the fort. The baths were especially interesting and well preserved. The museum at Chesters is a gem, featuring lovely nineteenth century display cases filled with... More

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

A good visit and English Heritage have done a good job. The museum was interesting. Try and go in a school break and there will probably be events taking place. We saw a roman cavalry exhibition.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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85 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Spent a hugely enjoyable couple of hours here. Arrived there and paid £3 for the car park, although you get it back when you buy your tickets; you even get it back if you're and English Heritage member and it is costing your zilch to get in! Unlike Housesteads, the remains are pretty close to the entrance and there is... More

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Mons, Belgium
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111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Chesters Roman Fort has, on top of decent Roman fort remains, the most interesting museum: the building housing the Roman antiquities has been kept the way it has been set up in the 1880s and therefore has a fantastic flavor; old cabinets and a messy but lovingly organised display of Roman stones. The staff is very nice and kept giving... More

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Bolton
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15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Very well thought out visitor centre with excellent toilet facilities the adjoining museum of one mans(John Clayton) collection of Roman antiquities is incredible. The sight of the Fort nearby is well set out and each area is well signed, although the footpaths between the ruins are cut grass and not on one level they are difficult for anyone with walking... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Really enjoyed visiting this museum and site. The site is spead out and they have one of the best preserved Roman Baths here, very impressed. Take a good pair of walking boots as you are walking over grass to look around the site so if raining it would be muddy. The museum is also really impressive to look around too.... More

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