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“Roman treat” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Corbridge Roman Town

Corbridge Roman Town
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Corbridge
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Owner description: Not all of the sites on Hadrian's Wall were heavily guarded fortresses. Corbridge was a supply base and bustling town where the Romans and civilians would pick up food and provisions. Today, you can still walk through the town's streets and experience a true time-capsule of Roman life. You can see a valuable hoard of objects found during excavations, including Roman armour and trinkets, which provide a fascinating insight into the life of a soldier.
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“Roman treat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

Excellent Roman ruins and interesting exhibits in the English Heritage building. If you are staying in Corbridge it's well worth visiting.

Visited April 2013
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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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“Thoroughly enjoyed!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

Lovely small fort, with a fantastic audio tour. Audio tour brought the place to life, as a result it has been my most favourite fort to visit

Visited April 2013
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“great artifacts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

the understanding of the roman town, its functions and lay-out gave you a feeling of a remote outpost on the roman frontier. great location for the romans to ford the river tyne and establish one of four northern roman forts in the first century AD.

Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Fascinating Outpost of Empire”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

When I visited with my close friend, an eminent classicist now living in Italy, we experienced four seasons in one day. As the sleet blew in from the East he stood where legions had stood millennia before and said "they must have wondered what they had done to so offend the Gods they were sent here".
Moments later when teh warn sun shone down and dried out the ground he understood why they didn't mutiny, so beutiful is the setting.
Along with nearby Chesters, Housesteads and the still active excavtaion site at Vindolanda, Corstopitum gves a fascinating insight into what life was like fo rnot only the Roman soldiers who occupied the counrty, but its inidgenous people. The small museum on site displays stunning artefacts in modern settings; whether you aer a bloodthirsty ten year old imagining fighting as a Roman soldier, or an academic historian, the site (run by English Heritage) is well worth a visit.

Visited April 2012
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

We spent about 3 hours here when we stopped for lunch while on our 8 day trek walking the entire wall. A definite stop to learn more about the history of the wall. Enjoyed it all.

Visited May 2012
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