Part of Hadrian’s Wall, Chesters is also the best-preserved Roman cavalry fort in Britain. This Roman Fort is open daily (29 March - 30 September).
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.
Time Travellers Go... Roman Festival - Gladiator School
Tue 28 May - Sun 2 Jun 2013
At Chesters Roman Fort for half term we will train youngsters to be Roman Gladiators with hands on activities for all children willing to become the next Gladiator!
Time Travellers Go... Archaeology Detectives
Sat 20 - Fri 26 Jul 2013
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!
Sat 27 & Sun 28 Jul 2013
The stunning ruins of Chesters play host to Gladiatorial combat. Come along and cheer your champion as Gladiators take on their opponents in this ancient sport. See the fighters in hand to hand combat and judge the outcome, will you be merciful?
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Chollerford, Hexham, Northumberland - NE46 4EU
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