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Chesters Roman Fort Cilurnum

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Address: Chollerford | Humshaugh, Hexham NE46 4EU, England
Phone Number: +44 (0) 1434 681379
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Excellent free guided tour!

On arrival we decided to join the English heritage as it seemed a very good deal paying for 12 but getting 15 months. The lady at reception was very helpful and as soon as we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
KathrynT
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On arrival we decided to join the English heritage as it seemed a very good deal paying for 12 but getting 15 months. The lady at reception was very helpful and as soon as we filled our forms in we were just in time to take the free tour with a local volunteer. I'm so glad we did as it... More 

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Wet and windy day. Interesting place to visit with remains of the fort, gates, baths and commandants house. Museum interesting. Had to pay extra for an event which had reduced to nothing due to rain which was a shame.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A well kept and well maintained site. The remains are well preserved and laid out with plenty of information boards. The highlights are the bath house and River area which is very attractive. The Clayton Museum is crammed with interesting artefacts and laid out as it would have been originally. A very rewarding and interesting site to visit.

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting site, museum was very good. Impressed that the entry fee reflected the experience. There isn't a lot here so plan a short visit. Staff were extremely pleasant & friendly!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit, gives you a clear indication of 2000 years of history. Can purchase yearly ticket which saves on cost.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The remains are the most obvious thing to see at Chesters, covering a large area all the way down to the Tyne. There are panels explaining what each building was, and there is a trail for children to follow, which our two enjoyed. The Clayton Museum, displaying hundreds of artefacts from around the site, is excellent, and the eReader guides... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really well laid out site, with well sign posted descriptions of the various elements of the fort. Whilst only having a small section of the actual wall on display it was a great starting point, with an informative museum. Parking was free and dogs were welcome on the actual site. Whilst our children were too old, there were plenty... More 

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Thank JohnFxx
auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to explore parts of Hadrian's Wall and a ruined Roman Fort. Onsite Museum is also well worth a visit and gives a good background to the excavation of the site. While the site is wheelchair accessible, those using wheelchairs cannot get up close and personal with the wall or Fort as the sections on view are behind fences.... More 

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Bromley, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK, so this site is not as dramatic as Housesteads down the road, and you can't see much of the wall itself, but the fort remains and museum are very impressive, especially the bath house. We weren't so impressed by the Tea Room cafe - very ambitious prices for very small slices of cake. We didn't buy any once we... More 

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EnglishHeritageTA, Public Relations Manager at Chesters Roman Fort Cilurnum, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your feedback on your trip to Chesters Roman Fort on Hadrian's Wall. We're delighted you were impressed by the remains and our newly updated Clayton Museum. We are, however, disappointed to hear your feedback on Chesters Tearoom. We've passed your comments on to the site team and our Catering Manager, and we will take your comments... More 

Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first visit to Hadrian's Wall and parking was free although the sign said it was a pay and display. The ruins are well signposted with information boards and it's easy to use your imagination and become completely immersed in the history. The museum was fascinating and with the introduction of 'kindle type' hand held devices, more in-depth... More 

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