Chesters Roman Fort

Hadrian's Wall
Chollerford
Northumberland
NE46 4EU

+44 01434 681379

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Overview

Chesters Roman Fort is the most complete Roman cavalry fort in  Britain - wander around the unusually well-preserved baths and steam room, and the officers' quarters.

Discover an amazing collection of Roman objects and inscriptions in the newly-updated Clayton Museum, which exhibits Roman objects and inscriptions found at the fort and along Hadrian's Wall by John Clayton, saviour of Hadrian's Wall. 

Chesters Tearoom serves delicious local delicasies from cakes and scones to light lunches.

Take part in 'Chesters Fort Takeover' a family trail, which will help you explore the site in character. 

Don't miss the lively events programme, which bring history to life. Don't miss '19th Century Mini Archaeologists' this February half term. Book tickets now. 

 

 


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Ticketing and entry prices for Chesters Roman Fort

Type Entry for Guide price
Single
(Adult)
1
£6.20
per ticket
Concession 1
£5.60
per ticket
Child 1
£3.70
per ticket

Family Ticket - £16.10 (2 adults and 3 children)

English Heritage Members go free

 

Dates & times for Chesters Roman Fort, Chollerford

From To
Times between 01/11/2016 and 19/02/2017
Sun10:00 - 16:00
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat10:00 - 16:00
 
Monday20/02/2017Friday24/02/201710:00 - 17:00
Daily from 10:00 to 17:00.
 
Saturday25/02/2017Friday31/03/2017
Daily from 00:00 to 00:00.
 

THE SITE IS CLOSED ON 24-26 DECEMBER 2016 and 1 JANUARY 2017

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tripadvisor
13/01/2017

Friendly site to visit


3derek, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Even near the end of a damp, cold afternoon in January, all the staff gave a genuine warm welcome and a friendly smile. The welcome extended to the cafe, even though we probably arrived in end of weekend clearing up time. The warm scones and the good cups of coffee were served as cheerfully as the day outside was grim. Spot on.
tripadvisor
30/11/2016

Moody Visit


ybsae, Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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 helped us to understand how the soldiers here might have felt, being stationed in a cold desolate place. The layout was similar to other Roman forts, with the added interest of the sight of the remains of the Roman river bridge supports being visible across the river. It is worth knowing that much of the fort's remains are still not excavated. The information boards clearly explained the various buildings' uses. Back at the centre the museum had many items of interest, and it was strange to be able to touch stonework carvings that were worked on nearly 2000 years ago. For the kids, there were activities at different times of the day (eg, 'Archaeological digs' in sand)
tripadvisor
29/11/2016

Well worth a visit


Alibali27, Grangemouth, United Kingdom
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.
tripadvisor
16/11/2016

Great ruins, well kept site


COntentedtravel1234, Haydon Bridge, United Kingdom
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.
tripadvisor
12/11/2016

A great educational day out


Thomas S, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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 as it seems to help you understand the exhibits better. Since the Romans had a set structure on the building of their camps within the fort all the forts have a similar structure of ruins with some more excavated than others with the baths and latrines beside the river here being the best. We visited on a beautiful warm day and it was so peaceful & quiet to sit beside the river and admire the ruins and imagine what life here must have been like. It's a great place to visit and very educational for all ages, we definitely recommend a trip here but if its raining then wellies and a brolly are a must.

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