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
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
03/02/2017

Exploring Roman history in Northumberland


johnonthemove2, Chabanais, France
Been here three times in the past year. The fort itself merits a half day. The museum is really interesting with mini iPads you can carry round when viewing the exhibits. Given that most of the excavation was privately funded, this is such a well preserved site that is worth traveling to see.
tripadvisor
20/01/2017

Beautiful site on the banks of the river


Pogwig, East Yorkshire, UK
Our visit was on a snowy cold crisp January morning but we received a very warm welcome. The ruins of the Roman Fort are well laid out with plenty of information boards. On a cold winters day it made you really appreciate the convenience of gas and electric in our own homes. The museum houses and amazing collection of Roman stones and artifacts, you can't imagine one man being able to collect this much stuff! We had lunch in the cafe, where again we received a warm welcome and a decent sausage sandwich.
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.

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