Chesters Roman Fort

Hadrian's Wall
Chollerford
Northumberland
NE46 4EU

+44 01434 681379

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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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Chesters Roman Fort, Chollerford(Group Attraction)

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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
08/06/2019

Very interesting site


spbgjbr2, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
This site was really interesting, ruins weren't as high as Vindolanda but enough so you could imagine what the fort looked like. Some interesting features like the underground strong room. The museum is excellent too
tripadvisor
07/06/2019

Wonderful Collection


NomadicKiwi1, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
My partner and I spent a couple of hours visiting the Fort and Museum on a recent week visiting this area. There was meant to be a Guided Tour running when we arrived which a few of us were waiting for but the Guide never arrived and no one informed us what had happened so we ended up doing the Tour independently which was fine if a bit disappointing. The Museum at the start of the Site has a wonderful collection of artefacts discovered by local antiquarian John Clayton from various sites around the Wall including Chesters. So impressive! They also had a fun Fortune Telling Oracle Game here which we enjoyed. The Site has lots of information boards doted around explaining what you're looking at - we were particularly impressed by the incredibly intact Bath House, Commanders House and Stables. The river is a pleasant spot to sit and enjoy the views across to the remaining section of Wall. A very interesting and worthy visit!
tripadvisor
06/06/2019

Well worth a visit


cannicUk, UK
Among all the options for Roman Sites along the wall, we really enjoyed this one It is a large site with good info boards in each of the opened areas. The baths area is particularly interesting and in a lovely spot by the river and where the wall crossed the water. I was left intrigued by how much more there is to explore between the sites that have already been dug. But the best was the small museum, some of the artefacts in here are really special. There is a good cafe with really nice staff, toilets (including disabled) and the usual gift shop range with friendly and helpful EH staff. Wheelchair access would be possible around most of the sire on gravelled paths or grassy areas, although the user could then only look down into the sites rather than access into them. It would still be worthwhile though. Also, there was a free tour just starting when we got there, with a delightful and personable volunteer, but we did not have time to linger, which was a shame because he clearly had lots of info and little side anecdotes to tell to bring the site further to life.
tripadvisor
31/05/2019

Interesting


paulj771, Leeds, United Kingdom
An interesting bunch of stones set in a very picturesque setting. There is a small museum which was quite interesting.
tripadvisor
29/05/2019

Chesters


Peter e, Manchester, United Kingdom
Had a great day here took lovely pics and learned a bit about the romans in the uk. Nice cafe , close to the entrance , entry not to expensive but bring a picnic if you can , loads of room . A small museum packed with exhibits near exit . Has been excavated about 100 years ago with many items ending up in the museum. Many coins were als found in a well here , thrown in for luck probably , even gold ones! Great for all ages .

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