This Roman fort is still being excavated, which makes it a fascinating place to visit. If you can time your visit to coincide with one of the free guided tours, you will learn a lot. The site opens at 10am and the first tour is at 10.45 - well worth it! We learned a lot from our enthusiastic volunteer.
Make the effort to visit the on-site museum at the bottom of the site - it is absolutely fascinating too.
If you like Roman history, this is a must see.
We bought a double ticket and also visited the Roman Museum about 8 miles west of this site. It has a great 3-D movie, and was well worth the extra 3.50 we paid for our tickets.
Visiting these sites before walking along Hadrian's Wall helped us to better understand what we were looking at, and appreciate this engineering feat.
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