Open every day this summer, Birdoswald Roman Fort is the perfect place for a family day out or as a place to stop and relax if you're walking or cycling along Hadrian's Wall in Cumbria.
You can explore the extensive remains of the Roman Fort and the longest continuous remaining stretch of this magnificent World Heritage Site can be seen here. Inside, the visitor centre has interesting interactive displays and artefacts, as well as a model of the Wall at its full height.
Enjoy delicious locally made cakes and treats in the tearoom, while outside you can see wildlife in abundance as this site is a real nature haven. Birdoswald also offers farmhouse-style accommodation for those wishing to stay within this historic site.
The Imperial Roman Army
Sun 26 & Mon 27 May 2013 (bank holiday)
Join the armoured ranks of the Ermine Street Guard as the imperial Roman army is put through its training. Youngsters can join in the drill and training with sessions throughout the day, or meet the Roman potter with hands on fun for all junior potters.
Time Travellers Go... Roman Festival - Roman Pottery School
Tue 28 May - Sun 2 Jun 2013
Local master potter Graham Taylor recreates the life of the travelling craftsman from Roman Britain, complete with his handcart, where the cart wheel turns into the potters wheel. There are opportunities for hands on fun for all junior potters too.
Time Travellers Go... Roman Soldier School
Sat 20 Jul - Mon 26 Aug 2013 (bank holiday)
Join our centurion for some hands on fun – with Roman themed craft activities throughout the day from colouring and paper helmet making to games to Roman drill and Roman artefact handling. Plus, try on costumes, Roman armour and a centurion’s helmet.
Prices and opening times
Gilsland, Brampton, Cumbria - CA8 7DD
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