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Chesters Roman Fort

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Cilurvum, as it was probably once known, is one of the finest examples of a cavalry fort layout in the United Kingdom. Part of Hadrian’s Wall, it was constructed around 123 AD to defend the point where the fortifications bridged the River North Tyne. Ruins on either side of the river clearly indicate where the structure once stood. There is an onsite museum with excellent displays detailing both the archaeological excavations and the items discovered. Visitors can appreciate the scale of the complex that once included steam baths, stables, offices and barracks. According to English Heritage – much of the site still remains unexcavated. There used to be a local legend that a ghostly cavalry troop lived in a cave under the fort and would sometimes ride north raiding farms as they went.



Camping and Caravanning Club Site
B6320 (Rd), Bellingham, Hexham
Northumberland, England, NE48 2JY
+44 (0)1434 220 175

Contact Details

  • Address: Chollerford, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom, NE46 4EU
  • GPS: 55.025875,-2.139228
  • Phone: 0044 (0)1434 681 379
  • Part of UK: England
  • Sat Nav Postcode: NE46 4EU
  • Entrance Fees: Yes
  • Disabled Access: Reasonable outdoors - Museum is disabled friendly
  • Visibility from Road: None

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