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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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Nice Roman site

An expansive Roman fort with interesting details (e.g. it had been connected to Hadrian's Wall via a bridge, now gone, that crossed the river). There are the usual buildings like... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Ilana K
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Baltimore
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Baltimore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An expansive Roman fort with interesting details (e.g. it had been connected to Hadrian's Wall via a bridge, now gone, that crossed the river). There are the usual buildings like barracks still visible, as well as a well preserved bath complex that especially highlights Roman civil engineering. Well worth a visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived in the middle of a thunderstorm so went straight into the shop on site. We then visited the Museum which hold alot of artifacts found when excavating the ancient Roman Fort. the museum has two rooms packed with various stone statues and pieces of stonework. Also some wonderful examples of Roman jewellery. There is a small cafe on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was my families first visit to a section of Hadrians Wall, we got there just as a guide was about to start a tour which proved to be a bonus for us. Our volunteer guide was called Adrian (much banter was had about his name) and he brought the Roman Fort to life for us, we learnt lots from... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This a great Roman site, with an amazing bath house near the river. There is a good car park, lovely views and a decent shop. The museum is amazing with lots of stone exhibits, but it is in the state it was first catalogued in many years ago and now really needs some more research information to show what has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first encounter with a section of Hadrian's Wall but it turned out to be the most enjoyable. This fort is a bit smaller than Housesteads or Vindolanda but there are really excellent interpretive panels which give lots of detail about the ruins. The bath house in particular is very well preserved. Overall, you get a good picture... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited a number of the Roman forts on Hadrian's Wall and each ruin has it's own merits. This is a cavalry fort, where Hadrian's Wall crossed the River Tyne. Unfortunately there are few remnants of the wall or the bridge to be seen. However the site has some interesting features and the free guided tours are highly recommended. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our time here. Large and imposing - impressive site. The museum is probably one of the best I've visited. Dog friendly. Helpful staff plus good café. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of artifacts to see here, but the meat of the experience is the ruins of the fort itself. We went just after visiting Arbeia Roman Fort, which I highly recommend, since it'll help you visualize what the fort must have looked like. Regardless, this is a great and very interesting site for anyone interested in Roman history in Britain.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chesters Roman Fort is on the Roman Wall near Chollerford and about 8 miles from the bigger and more expensive Vindolanda. For your £ 6.90 for adults( parking is free now as the parking machine is switched off), you can either walk around the remains by yourself or take a guided tour. It is quite good value as there are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a large Scale. Maybe 10 buildings including gatehouses , barracks and baths. With some walls and foundations intact. The baths by the river a quite cool. Not as impressive or intact as Horseteads

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