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Birdoswald Roman Fort

Gilsland, Brampton CA8 7DD, England
+44 16977 47602
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Hadrian's Wall, Roman Britain and the Scottish Borders
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Visitors can view recent excavations of this Roman fort built on Hadrian's Wall, while learning about its interesting 2,000-year history.
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  • Average25%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Gilsland, Brampton CA8 7DD, England
+44 16977 47602
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We did not go into the Fort....from the parking lot we were able to explore well maintained sections of the wall.

Thank The_Hailes
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I wouldn't either bother to visit these roman fort grounds, You can see them from a distance from behind the farm house and that's enough! £6.50 for each adult to access the grounds, which was very disappointing. We came to visit Hadrian's wall..I wish that's...More

Thank lauragraceskipp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like Roman stuff, you'll like Birdoswald. Its on the Roman Wall so you can combine it with a nice walk, if you head east along the wall for a about 1/2 a mile you'll come to the remains of a Roman bridge in...More

Thank Richard P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pass here every fortnight for work. An attractive part of the wall, with a nice short walk along the wall and down the hill to the river. Go over the bridge to the old roman bridge remains, and see how the river has moved course...More

Thank StuK72
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a HUGE disappointment. We actually saw free ruins just down the road from Birdoswald that were better! Don't waste your money!

Thank Vacationers62
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this on our second day of our trip. Worth a look but would recommend the ruins at Housesteads. Much better value for money with more to see. We parked up at steel rigg and walked the wall. Fantastic views!!

Thank morrisgaz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove here to see the fort with friends from Australia. When we arrived we paid for a parking ticket, which said that the cost would be refunded when we paid entry to the fort. Once we arrived at the fort, there was a sign...More

Thank Spuddie11
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This does have a long stretch of wall and was unexpectedly remote. However it is under redevelopment so other than the fort remains there is not currently much else e.g. in terms of exhibits. There was an activity for children whilst we were on though....More

Thank Martin H
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We were a bit disappointed that most of the site will be closed till late April 2018. On the other hand the volunteer who was dressed as a Roman soldier gave a spectacular performance with lots of interesting facts. We will visit again next summer...More

Thank Symeon V
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We came to break up the drive to Scotland. It's definitely worth a diversion, for a start the scenery on the way there is beautiful. The fort is in an impressive, remote location, makes it easy to imagine it as a distant outpost of the...More

Thank Meguro212
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