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
13/11/2018

The Romans were before their time!


joy G,
We loved our visit to Chesters and got a real insight into what life was like in Roman times. The museum is fascinating, the fort ruins a real experience and the tea room more than adequate. Would highly recommend on the basis of our experience.
tripadvisor
12/11/2018

Hadrian's Roman Wall


Odyssey828528,
we came here with our friends from New Castle visiting from the US who would have thought we would see something as historical as this the fort has the most extensive remains of the Roman Wall It's from 122AD !! It was very windy and cold but amazing
tripadvisor
11/11/2018

An unexpected find!


Dick T,
We stopped off here on the way up the A68 to Scotlandshireville as I usually use the boring M6. So glad I did, the A68 has lots of beautiful places just a short drive off it to make the M6 redundant. Where would you rather stop for a leg stretch, a Faceless motorway services or somewhere like this? Firstly, I had no idea what to expect, it was an unscheduled off the cuff stop to break up the journey from Leicestershire to Oban. My God, what a little gem! Being Heritage members we got in for free but after seeing the scale of the place, I would have happily paid the fee. Staff were superb and very friendly, grounds were kept very well and the ruins themselves were superb. We also sampled the tearoom and, despite it only being staffed by two rather busy ladies, we were served quickly and the food was excellent. The views from the site are lovely and the Tyne thunders along below. You get a real idea of what it took to build this cavalry station and what it must have been like. So far it is the best Roman site I have visited bar none. We will definitely be visiting again for a cultural let stretch!
tripadvisor
06/11/2018

Extensive remains wll worth seeimng


ditravels1629, Annapolis, Maryland
We spent a few hours here one afternoon while walking Hadrian's Wall. We were lucky enough to be in time for a guided tour. The tour was long but the guide had loads of very interesting info.
tripadvisor
31/10/2018

Great place to visit on a cold, dry day


Curious61674341320,
Visited Chesters today and were fortunate to go on a day when there was a volunteer tour guide available to show us around the site and explain what we were looking at. His name was Colin and he obviously knows his stuff and has a clear passion for the subject. We are a family of four (including two teenagers) and there were also families with younger children. His explanations were clear and easy to understand for even the younger visitors and he ensured he got them involved. The site itself was great to see for anyone with interest in Roman history. There is also a museum on site holding finds from excavations. The small tearoom was very well stocked with treats, drinks and a good range of sandwiches with lovely staff. Perfect for a warm and a bribe for teenagers on a cold day! Also very clean both in the tearoom and toilets. Parking cost £3 but was refundable on entering and paying for your visit. There are picnic benches too for warmer days. All in all, a great couple of hours spent as a family visiting Northumberland. Would definitely recommend but wrap up warm and maybe wellies too!

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