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Corbridge Roman Town

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Address: Corchester Lane, Corbridge NE45 5NT, England
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+44 1434 632349
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

Not all of the sites on Hadrian's Wall were heavily guarded fortresses....

Not all of the sites on Hadrian's Wall were heavily guarded fortresses. Corbridge was a supply base and bustling town where the Romans and civilians would pick up food and provisions.

Today, you can still walk through the town's streets and experience a true time-capsule of Roman life. You can see a valuable hoard of objects found during excavations, including Roman armour and trinkets, which provide a fascinating insight into the life of a soldier.

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Well worth a stroll around

A really really lovely village feel. Lots of good eateries, pubs and coffee shops. Plus gift shops and pretty scenery.

Reviewed 3 days ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A really really lovely village feel. Lots of good eateries, pubs and coffee shops. Plus gift shops and pretty scenery.

Thank jillyann_atherton
Weber City, Virginia
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The museum and the ruins were impressive. Taking my time (and, after many years of Latin in school, being something of a Romaphile) in the museum I spent about 90 min looking at the displays and artifacts. Particularly impressive were some examples of Roman glass....absolutely exquisate. Then I spent an hour walking the grounds, examining the ruins. Not much more... More 

Thank Dan G
Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An excellent audio guide, worth having for bringing to life the remarkable ruins of the town. I was surprised at how high some of the structures were and how clearly some of the buildings (e.g. the granaries) could be visualized. You got the sense of streets and blocks and the separation of the different bits of the town community.

Thank tonyemha
Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The site is extensive but the audio guide is an excellent accompaniment for a unique insight into a Roman border fort and town. The museum, too, is well laid out and has a very interesting collection of artefacts: the Corbridge Hoard of Roman armour and other metal objects, and the epigraphic collection are particularly significant

Thank Michael C
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really good example of Roman granaries, we spent about 2 hours there. There is no cafe but they do have hot drinks. We visited in April so it was a bit cold and blowy, consider bringing a coat whenever you visit as there is a lot to look at outside and Northumberland can get wet cold and blowy whatever the... More 

Thank Annette S
Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many hours can be spent walking around the historical site. Well presented with many artefacts to view and information readily available. The Romans were the first society to use underfloor heating. It is indeed, well worth a visit. You'll be impressed.

Thank cornforth347
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful sunny day probably helped our visit but it was certainly worth the effort. We spent a few hours wandering around and reading the notices around the site, we also took turns to wander around the museum. English Heritage are our favourite as we can take the dogs to most sites.

Thank Robert B
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were absolutely blown away by this site, it is simply outstanding. The ruins are way better than we expected & they are a real delight to walk round. The museum also adds to any visit, by providing really well presented artefacts & a lot of very interesting historical information. One exhibit of note is the cabinet containing the tools/equipment... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

A very interesting museum in two parts. The outside part is fascinating, a tour of the remains of the Roman town. There are plenty of information boards, explaining what each place was and reconstructing how they thought it would have been in Roman times. The inside part is equally fascinating, displaying many household items that would have been in regular... More 

Thank Gilly C
Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

a very interesting site, very quiet on the day we were there almost had the place to ourselves. great museum. the staff on duty were most helpful and keen.

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