Chesters Roman Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall

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Get tickets for Chesters Roman Fort and Museum for one of the best days out in Hexham

Chesters Roman Fort housed around 500 cavalry troops for nearly 300 years, and the remains are still there to see more than a millennium and a half later! Chesters Roman Fort is the most complete Roman cavalry fort in Britain.

What to expect when you buy Chesters Roman Fort tickets

  • Wander around the unusually well-preserved bath house and discover how Roman soldiers liked to relax at the Roman Army Museum in Northumberland.
  • The commanding officer's house and the cavalry soldiers quarters also give in an insight into how different soldiers lived.
  • Head into the museum which is home to the famous Clayton Collection. You'll find a whole host of exciting finds, from Roman jewellery to graffitied pottery.
  • Don't forget to grab a hot drink and a bite to eat at the cafe to refuel before tackling Hadrian's Wall and Corbridge Roman Town!

Book Chester's Roman Fort tickets & explore the history of Hadrian's Wall & Corbridge Roman Town

The extraordinary collection of buildings and monuments now in the care of English Heritage began to be amassed in 1882. At that stage heritage was the responsibility of the Office of Works, the government department responsible for architecture and building.

In 1913 an Act of Parliament was passed that gave the Office new powers. These were essentially to make a collection of all the greatest sites and buildings that told the story of Britain. At that stage these were regarded as being prehistoric and medieval remains - country houses and industrial sites were then not really seen as heritage.

By 1933 there were 273 sites in the collection including Stonehenge, Rievaulx Abbey, Carisbrooke Castle and Richborough Roman Fort. Preservation of these important places was, of course, the primary objective, but telling their stories was almost as important. All these places were open to the public and had guidebooks and explanatory signs. Some also sold postcards and even had tea shops.

Chollerford NE46 4EU
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How to Find Us

By Car:

The fort is located near Chollerford, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 4EU. You can use this postcode for your sat nav.

If you’re coming from Hexham, follow the A69 road eastward, and you’ll eventually reach the turnoff for Chesters by following the signposts.

There are 60 car parking spaces at the fort, including four reserved for disabled parking.

By Public Transport:

The nearest train station is Hexham, which is 5.5 miles away from the fort.

From Hexham, you can pick up the AD122 Hadrian’s Wall bus to take you to Chesters. This bus service operates between April and October 12.

The AD122 bus runs all year round between Hexham and Haltwhistle, and it also stops at Birdoswald Roman Fort and Housesteads Roman Fort.

  • Toilets
  • Café

Dogs are more than welcome at Chesters Roman Fort, they only ask that they are kept on a lead and not taken into the museum. Visitors usually spend one hour walking around the site so that means plenty of time for your four legged friends!

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