Part of Hadrian’s Wall, Chesters is also the best-preserved Roman cavalry fort in Britain.
You can easily see what life would have been like here at the Empire’s northern outpost as you wander the officers' quarters and explore the well-preserved baths and steam room. Inside the museum there’s also an amazing collection of Roman items found during the excavation of the wall.
Last year we crowned a new Hadrian. Our Empress Phoebe gives her view on English Heritage sites in the north of England in her blog, including a review of her trip to Chesters.
St George The Roman
Sat 26 & Sun 27 Apr 2014
St George the Patron Saint of England, was a Roman, or so legend has it. The Roman returns to Chesters Roman Fort as we celebrate St George's Day with a mounted demonstration of Roman horsemanship.
Hadrian's Wall Festival: Here Comes The Cavalry!
Sat 24 May - Sun 01 Jun 2014
Join us as we celebrate Roman traditions during a week of ancient festivities. Charming Chesters, once home to many horses and riders, welcomes the return of the Roman Cavalry.
Sat 14 & Sun 15 Jun 2014
To celebrate our new museum display 'Conventina's Eagle', Chesters Roman Fort will display a plethera of birds of prey linked to Roman history during Father's Day weekend.
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Chollerford, Hexham, Northumberland - NE46 4EU
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