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
17/08/2017

Excellent Site and Museum Along Hadrian's Wall


ElaineAndGreg, Chesterland, Ohio
Hadrian’s Wall stretches across the northern part of England, and you can visit many of the sites largely by walking or, in our case, driving along the A69 and B6318. Among the many worthwhile stops is this fort location, which includes a nice museum housing Roman statuary and coverings recovered from the area. Unfortunately, the various sites are under the control of competing historical groups, either English Heritage (such as this one) or the Trust (such as Housesteads), so if you stop frequently or at a mix of sites you may end up being unable to take advantage of one group or the other’s passes. This is, however, one of the best sites. It has a large Roman fort/settlement and the remains of a part of the wall/walk that crossed over a river. This part of the fort is also close to the road and not far to walk from the visitor center. This “fort” is basically the remains of a fortified small town, with walls, barracks, a bathhouse, and other buildings. It likely would have been a center of trade as well as defense. It’s amazing to see how large this fort and support network would have been. It's next to a river, where there are the remains of a bridge and baths. While this site has a lot, it does have relatively little of the wall itself. I would add a stop either at Housesteads about 7 miles away, which has more of the wall or Vindolanda which is maybe 15 miles away and has large sections of the wall intact. The museum has all kinds of interesting carvings, ranging from religious statuary to epitaphs and various stones of commemoration. The carvings are in Latin, a reminder that it was very much a living language to the fort’s residents. Many of the carvings are clever, sexual, or humorous. We have to thank a 19th century resident of the nearby home for realizing what these carvings were and saving them for posterity. While we were there they had some programs, including one for children on how Roman troops would work together for defense. It was fun and even educational for adults to watch the children carry out tortoise shield formations or learn how to repulse cavalry attacks by their parents (on hobby horses). This is one of the best sites along Hadrian’s wall to visit.
tripadvisor
17/08/2017

Stunning Roman site


Beaulieu15, Birmingham, United Kingdom
I visited Chesters in June 2017 with my son. I have been very interested in 'Roman Remains' all my life and Chesters did not disappoint. The site is immense and there is a lot to see. The remains are those of a fort and a civilian settlement. Everything is explained and there is a museum to explore. I did not go round the museum because I was rather tired but I will return another day. The surrounding countryside is beautiful with the fort next to the river North Tyne where there had once been a Roman bridge. Chesters is one of the larger forts and very important because of the river crossing. There is a shop and cafe selling very good food. Try it out!
tripadvisor
16/08/2017

More enjoyable than thought


Macbeth95, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
I am not a great roman enthisiast but I belong to English Heritage and need to get my moneys worth! As it was, it was far more interesting than expected, the boards giving a good explanation. I particularly liked barracks/stables (very cosy amd smelly in Roman times) amd the bridge abutments, with the continuation visible on the opposite bank. The museum is quaint in the extreme, not 'engaging' the visitor with audio visual displays or interactive exhibits but old fashoined cabinets of artefacts and lots of sizeable architecture. It is small so not overwhelming. Not sure kids or teenagers would appreciate the museum but I liked it. Good car parking, toilets amd small cafe. The 'art exhibit' noise was a bit irritating.Overall, good visit, consoder returning for another wander.
tripadvisor
13/08/2017

2017 UK visit


SandyFord16, Hervey Bay, Australia
A rather bleak day the day we visited but we did enjoy our trek around the ruins of this historic fort.
tripadvisor
13/08/2017

Excellent family day out


Bantamaj,
We went thinking we would spend an hour or so there but were there all day. The fort was very good. But what stood out for us were the children' Hands on History team were FANTASTIC! Rupert and his team were enthusiastic, knowledgeable and engaging with children and adults. A very good day and well recommended. Our children are 3 and 5.

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