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Chesters Roman Fort

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Address: Chollerford | Humshaugh, Hexham NE46 4EU, England
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+44 1434 681379
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Stones and museum

As a non-aficcionado of all things Roman, I'm inclined to get bored with old stones, but this fort is quite interesting, esp the bath-house. My husband was able to fill a few... read more

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

As a non-aficcionado of all things Roman, I'm inclined to get bored with old stones, but this fort is quite interesting, esp the bath-house. My husband was able to fill a few hours accompanied by the guide-book, while I did the quick tour in under 1 hour, and adjourned to the tearoom. The latter is rather small but fortunately wasn't... More 

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Fleet, Hampshire
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Chesters is well managed and very interesting. You get a real feeling for how the fort would have looked and functioned. Easy to find. And make sure you take in the view down by the river - magnificent

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The fort here was large and though much is not excavated there is still a lot to see. You can see a lot of the boundary walls, a bath house, gates, barracks, grain stores, a captains house and more. They are not packed in next to each other so you have to walk a little between them. There is also... More 

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was really interesting and well laid out, but we were very disappointed that it does not open until 10am. We did the Hadrian's Wall Walk and arrived too near to closing time to visit the previous afternoon, and were left standing in the pouring rain for over half an hour with several other walkers, watched by staff inside, waiting... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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... More 

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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... More 

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Amazing that so much has been preserved. Set on a hill on the way out of corbridge has amazing views.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful museum (1896) housing personal collection of great "amateur" archealogist. Sloping walk down to excavated Roman Fort and baths near the river.

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