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

 

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tripadvisor
21/05/2017

A good introduction to Roman history


CarrigeenYorkshire, Yorkshire
We visited on a pouring wet day with wind howling around, so not a good starter for someone who had not visited the Roman Wall or forts before. However, after a friendly coffee in the cafe (quite small) we mosied around the museum, which we enjoyed, though one might criticise the Victorian style of presentation of the exhibits. I think children might find the museum a bit "dry". However, the site itself is well maintained, with good signage and the buildings were fun to explore. There was easy access and good paths, and not long to walk for those who are not too good on their " pins. " (Houseteads further along to the west , entails a long walk up a hill before getting to the fort. ) It obviously does not compare with the larger, more heavily visited forts further along the wall, but for me this was good enough as a starter point and we enjoyed it a lot.
tripadvisor
16/05/2017

If you have to choose one, make it this one.


Nick R,
During the course of hiking Hadrian's Wall, we visited four Roman forts (Birdoswald, Housesteads, Chesters and Segedunum). Each one is worth a visit, but if you only have time for one, I think this offers the most to see. Also, keep in mind that each fort is only partially excavated; clearly there is a lot that is still covered and awaiting discovery. The perimeter wall is not completely excavated, but the parts that are, the towers, barracks, strong room, commander's quarters and especially the bathhouse, are really quite stunning. Additionally, there is a great little museum that displays artifacts found along the wall including grave markers, alters, and stones that declared who built certain sections of the wall. There are also displays of buckles, bottles, buttons and the like, and even a cavalry sword. To make your visit compete, there's a nice little tearoom and a gift shop with a decent selection of mementos.
tripadvisor
14/05/2017

Take a packed lunch!


Sarah B,
The website states they can cater for dietary requirements, however we're here now and they most definitely can't. All the sandwiches are pre-made so you can't even ask for just the filling if you can't have gluten. The soup contains milk. The sausages contain gluten. It really isn't difficult to cater for dietary requirements. My husband and I had a packet of crisps for our lunch. The kids had bacon and salad. My mum had a roll and sausage. None of it was very nice and the coffee is disgusting. As for the fort, not much you can say. It's a fort. A piece of history but not that great.
tripadvisor
13/05/2017

Quite incredible


michelle0404, England
Amazing that so much has been preserved. Set on a hill on the way out of corbridge has amazing views.
tripadvisor
12/05/2017

Take the tour if offered.


love2travel055, Fairfax
We visited various spots on Hadrian's Wall on a drive from east to west and am so glad we stopped at Chesters Fort first. Adrian was there as a volunteer tour guide and made the fort come alive with his descriptions. As we walked among the ruins he explained what each area was and how it was used, spent time with us in the wonderful museum at Chesters. Later at the tea shop we spoke again and he drew us a map and sent us to a few more stops that we might find more interesting than our original plan. After our time at Chesters we knew what we were looking at when we visited other stops, Cawfields and Birdoswalds.

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