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Chesters Roman Fort
- Chesters Roman Fort
- Alt Name:
- United Kingdom
- Ancient Rome
- 100AD - 199AD
Newcastle upon Tyne,
- Hadrian’s Wall, Corbridge Roman Town,
Housesteads Roman Fort, Vindolanda,
about Chesters Roman Fort
Chesters Roman Fort, originally known as Cilurnum, was built as part of Hadrian’s Wall, the famous 73-mile barrier constructed under the remit of the Emperor Hadrian from 122 AD.
The role of the 600 soldiers garrisoned at Chesters Roman Fort was to guard a bridge across the Rover Tyne which carried the wall.
With extensive well-preserved remains that include four main gates, an altar and shrine and several buildings such as a baths complex and the commandant's home, Chesters Roman Fort offers an illuminating glimpse into the lives of the soldiers who lived here. Within the sites visitor centre, there are also displays of artefacts found along Hadrian’s Wall.
Chesters Roman Fort is an English Heritage site.
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Address: Off the B6318, Near Chollerford, Northumberland, NE46 4EU
Phone: +44 (0)1434 681379
Located along Route B6318, 0.25 miles west of Chollerford. Nearest train station in Hexham, 5.5 miles away. Stagecoach AD122 Carlisle-Hexham stops nearby (seasonal).
Apr-Sept: Open daily 10am-6pm. Oct-Mar: Sat & Sun only, 10am-4pm. Closed 1 Jan and 24-26 Dec. Entry costs £5 for adults, £3 for children, £4.50 with concessions.
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