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Housesteads Roman Fort
- Housesteads Roman Fort
- Alt Name:
- United Kingdom
- Ancient Rome
- 100AD - 199AD
- Bardon Mill,
- Hadrian’s Wall, Vindolanda,
Chesters Roman Fort, Corbridge Roman Town,
about Housesteads Roman Fort
Housesteads Roman Fort, originally known as 'Vercovicium', is one of the best preserved and most important of the forts along Hadrian’s Wall.
Built in around 124 AD, Housesteads Roman Fort housed around 1,000 troops and remained in use until the fourth century.
Visitors to Housesteads Roman Fort can see the various stages of architecture of this Roman fortification including the well-preserved remains of its four gates and curtain wall, a hospital, latrines and, of course, a section of Hadrian’s Wall.
Managed by English Heritage, Housesteads Roman Fort also has a museum with a model showing how this imposing site would have looked in its prime.
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Address: Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland NE47 6NN
Phone: +44 (0)1434 344525
Located off route B6318, around 30km east of Carlisle and approx. 4 miles north of Bardon Mill (which has a national rail station). Car parking available off the B6318. April-Oct, bus AD122 from Carlisle to Hexham stops nearby.
Open daily 10am-6pm (to 4pm Oct-March). Last entry 30 min. before closing. Closed 24-26 Dec and 1 Jan. Entry costs £4.80 for adults, £2.40 for children, £4.10 with concessions.
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