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It is hard to imagine how 500 soldiers and their horses lived in these barracks, I kept imagining the smell! The remains give a good idea of how the fort was laid out but the bath house was really impressive. There is a small tea...More
The remains of the Roman fort at Chester’s and the story behind its discovery is really interesting. You can wander round at your own pace or join a free tour at certain times. There are some fantastic archeological finds on display in the museum. Seeing...More
I was walking Hadrian's Wall and the trail took me past this on the way to my accommodation for the night. So that worked out really well. Activities for younger visitors. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Being interested in archeology and Roman mythology,...More
Having recently subscribed to a years subscription with English Heritage. This was our first outing
We were welcomed by lovely friendly informative staff
We set about our tour. Starting with the Museum which is packed with artifices.
We then visited the cafe. A lovely cup...More
Visited Chesters Roman Fort today. Very helpful staff and a good onsite tea room.
The site is quite large and access will be restricted for people with mobility difficulties as it is not all flat.
Very interesting site and very child friendly and has on...More
This is an unmissable Roman site for those interested in history. It is interesting both for the Roman remains and for the way they were discovered and preserved. The site is managed by English Heritage. It costs £3 to park but this is refunded when...More
English heritage have got it right here with a light touch approach and the retention of a Victorian feel to the museum and the smart black paint and cast alloy signs around the fort are pure 1950s. Plenty of space for children to exercise their...More
The remains of this Roman fort have, as far as I am aware, the only bath house along Hadrian's wall. You can wander among the ruins of the fort before reaching the bath house. There you can see hypocaust system for heat, the various rooms...More