Hamish visited on a cold and showery April 08 day. The site has its own car park and visitor centre. There’s also a museum containing mostly stone artefacts (dogs not welcome – but it is hard to see what damage could be done by a dog with a responsible owner), toilets, a picnic area and a tea shop. Because we couldn’t take Hamish in the museum we took it in turns to visit it. Hamish stayed in the warm visitor centre and we chatted to the helpful staff. The site includes significant remains supported by information boards. A special feature of this fort is its soldiers’ bathhouse just outside the fort’s walls. Substantial ruins of this remain and its is possible to imagine the different treatment rooms and how being stationed here must have been preferably to the various milecastles or some other forts. The fort is located almost next to the river that the wall crossed via a bridge. There are no remains of the bridge but a section of wall can be seen on the opposite bank.
Chesters Roman Fort (Hadrian's Wall)
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DogPeople Says : Chesters Roman Fort (Hadrian’s Wall)
1/4 mile West of Chollerford on B6318 (OS Map 87; ref NY 913701).
Chesters Roman Fort has the best preserved remains of a cavalry fort in Britain. Explore the foundations of the headquarters building and amble through the well-preserved commandant’s house.
Check the English Heritage website for details.
Dogs on leads are welcome at Chesters Roman Fort. Please note that restrictions may apply to certain areas of the site.
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