Chesters Roman Fort

Hadrian's Wall
Chollerford
Northumberland
NE46 4EU

+44 01434 681379

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Overview

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
27/04/2017

A very interesting site


susiedu, Appleby-in-Westmorland, United Kingdom
This is a well kept and interesting site. The remains of the fort are displayed and the interpretive boards are very helpful for a self guided tour. The position of the fort beside the river is beautiful and its place in relation to the surrounding settlement and Hadrian's wall is well explained. The history of the discovery and excavation of the site are also included in the information and many artefacts are on display in the museum on site. Don't miss the small black statue of a dog in one of the display cases.
tripadvisor
24/04/2017

Beautiful on a sunny day


martydawber, Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Beautiful spot, especially on a sunny day. Interesting remains of the roman fort with good notice boards to explain what each building was. Worked well as a self guided tour. Lovely spot for a picinic down by the river
tripadvisor
22/04/2017

World Heritage Site- go see it!


CaseyJunior, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Chester's is one of the best tourist attractions on Hadrian's Wall. Parking is £3 but you get that back off the price of admission. The staff in the shop were friendly- but please, English Heritage, stop peddling the membership so hard. I'm happy to listen to a line- but the reality is I go to maybe 3 sites a year so it simply isn't worth the money. Today I probably listened to four minutes worth. Lovely though it is, there aren't many sites close to where I work. The site is beautifully kept, and the signs with their graphic reconstructions of how the various building might have been make it a really enjoyable site. The museum of artefacts is stunning with the curator's picks a real highlight.
tripadvisor
21/04/2017

Fantastic care and service


Paul N,
Brought a client with progressed cancer for a day out to a site we are both familiar with who requires a wheelchair. I rang in advance and spoke to an authoritative and knowledgeable chap, nick who's customer service was exemplary going beyond the simple programmed responses and suggesting we use their newly acquired wheelchair on site instead of needing to lug our own into the car. He clearly explained the sites limitations for wheelchair access. It is grass paths and relatively uneven if stunningly beautiful terrain. On arrival parking right next to site the two ladies on duty quickly and without fuss brought us the wheelchair which was more than adequate. They upsold us a brochure at a reasonable 4pounds and we proceeded to the newly refurbished artefact museum which is a vast improvement on old having a new and rather stylish new interactive guide in the form of an old book with a tablet inside giving more in depth info on background of objects and curator notes highlighting objects of particular interest. We then had tea and a snack in the new tea room which is well thought out using fresh local ingredients so no complaints. Access for wheelchair a little tricky as a little concrete balcony lip to door but no real challenge. We ate outside at well thought out disabled access benches; not many of these fellas about, wish there were more. We thought we would try to access the main site with tree lined views over the sprawling beauty of the valley leading down to the original roman crossing point. It turned out to be difficult with a wheelchair but not impossible so we enjoyed the company of several families and visited most of the site which is well annotated. On departing nick again answered several questions of a historical nature i.e. Why was a lot of the collection sold off... Worth asking for the answer if you visit.. All in all a beautifully refreshed and invigorated site with much to offer old and new visitors.
tripadvisor
16/04/2017

Not as good as other sites.


14bjm2015, Harrogate, United Kingdom
We found this rather bleak and less inspiring than Vindolanda. The entrance is expensive for self guided visitors.

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