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Chesters Roman Fort Cilurnum

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Address: Chollerford | Humshaugh, Hexham NE46 4EU, England
Phone Number: +44 1434 681379
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We were pleased to find that there was no parking charge on the day we visited, and as English Heritage members there was no charge (National trust also). Staff were very helpful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were pleased to find that there was no parking charge on the day we visited, and as English Heritage members there was no charge (National trust also). Staff were very helpful and friendly, giving us some sound advice and information before we started. It was a damp and cloudy day, and this seemed to induce a 'moody' atmosphere, which... More 

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Grangemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was lovely yo visit on a dull Novembers day but it would be amazing on s sunny day. The roman ruins are in quite god condition down beside the river and there is lots to see and also a museum. The little cafe is very good and all the staff were outstanding.

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Haydon Bridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This English Heritage site has some of the best ruins of a Roman bath house. It is also worth looking for the phallic symbol (a Roman synbol of renewal and rededication) in the prinicipia. The musuem is still laid out as a 19th century museum but no less interesting for that.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to visit the 3 main Roman forts along the Hadrian's Wall and started here with Chesters which turned out to be our favourite. Its so easy to find and well sign posted with plenty of parking. When we went in we decided to walk the ruins first and do the museum on the way back which we recommend... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This was a very interesting site by the river. The bathhouse was particularly informative as a lot of it is still standing. In the museum was a huge collection of carved stones- milestones, altars and statues all found at sites along Hadrian's Wall. There were also people dressed as Roman soldiers to bring Roman time to life.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff. Well laid out with bags of info. The museum and grounds are very well kept and clearly signposted. Great for all ages to explore. If it's wet take your boots and a brolly. The coffee shop hits the spot after a walk around.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

A very interesting area to wander around. Well signed for reading about the location. Is well managed. The shop had some interesting local produce.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Outstanding roman ruins and a complete bath. Amazing to walk around and discuss history with my children. It was an opportunity for them to see things others only get to read about in history class. Well preserved and cared for. Just amazing.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Beautiful grounds. Grassed areas made the ruins stand out and the information boards were well thought out. Interesting museum.

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Ronneby, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

If you are to choose between the different attractions along Hadrian's wall, this might be one place to consider. On the plus side is the small museum with roman stone work objects like small altars and tomb stones which gives a fascinating close up to the life and death of normal roman soldiers and people. The bath house is very... More 

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