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 round 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 Empress Phoebe's blog, including a review of her trip to Chesters.
Children's Archaeology Detectives
Sat 19 Jul - Summer Bank Holiday Mon 25 Aug 2014
Let the kids get stuck into history with the chance to uncover clues, and handle artefacts. Take part in a sand pit dig to unveil secrets from the late Roman period – the time of King Arthur! Plus plenty of hands on activities.
Children's Roman Soldier Week
Sat 25 Oct - Sun 02 Nov 2014
Are you willing to join the Imperial Army? Join us at Chester's Roman Fort where youngsters can train to be Roman soldiers with hands on activities.
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Chollerford, Hexham, Northumberland - NE46 4EU
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