Facilities at Birdoswald Roman Fort

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    Parking

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    Parking is located approx 200 metres from the site with room for over 50 cars.

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    Food and Drink

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    Enjoy delicious, locally made refreshments in the tearoom. Fresh soups, sandwiches, cakes and hot/cold drinks are available.

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    Picnic Area

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    You are welcome to bring a picnic. Benches are located in main courtyard, orchard and near the south of the fort with breath-taking views over the River Irthing.

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    Shop

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    A shop containing a selection of English Heritage gifts is located in the old farm buildings.

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    Toilets

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    Male, female and disabled toilets available. There are also baby changing facilities.

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    Dogs

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    Dogs on a lead allowed outside. Assistance dogs welcome.

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    Museum

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    The visitor centre has interesting interactive displays and artefacts as well as a model representation of the Wall at its full height.

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    Exhibition

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    The visitor centre illustrates the history of Hadrian's Wall, and tells the story of Birdoswald and its people over the past 2,000 years.

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    Gardens

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    Ideal place to start a circular walk to the village of Gilsland (takes approximately 1 1/2 hours). No kites allowed due to overhead cables but there are fields nearby for children to play and run around in.

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    Family Friendly

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    Baby Changing Facilities

    Baby changing facilities available.

    Bottle/Food Warming

    Available on request.

    Highchairs

    Yes

    Pushchairs Allowed

    Yes.

    Toy/Dressing Up Box

    Roman togas are available to try on.

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    Venue Hire

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    Available for Event Hire

    A conference room accommodating up to 35 people is available for hire. Please call site for details.

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    Holiday Cottages

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    There is group accommodation (39 bed) for self catering and full board groups. Including an ensuite accessible bedroom. To find out more please email: Birdoswald.Accommodation

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    Commercial Photography and Filming

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    English Heritage welcomes amateur photographers to our sites and we hope you will share your pictures of your visit with us on social media.

    If you are looking to use one of our sites for commercial, corporate or professional photography or as a filming location, please contact our filming team as soon as possible to check availability and acquire the relevant permissions and paperwork.

    Due to the delicate nature of our sites, English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.

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Birdoswald Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall

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Gilsland, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 7DD
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