To the west of Chesters Fort, this turret sits within a 460 metre length of Hadrian's Wall. There are magnificent views from here to the north.
Before You Go
Access: The Hadrian's Wall National Trail runs through fields on the other side of the B6318 from Chester Fort. Likely to be muddy.
Parking: Car parking is available at Chesters Roman Fort, about a 20 minute walk away. Please note, there is no car parking at Black Carts.
How to Find It: Follow the Hadrian's Wall National Trail from the car park. There are some signposts along the trail, and maps available at Hadrian's Wall sites and on-line.
Facilities: Chesters Roman Fort has a tearoom and toilet facilities, including baby changing.
Plan a Great Day Out
East of Black Carts Turret is Chesters Roman Fort, the most complete Roman cavalry fort in Britain and home to a well preserved bath house and museum. Chesters Museum houses finds made by John Clayton (1792-1890) during a lifetime of excavations along Hadrian's Wall. The fort also has a tearoom, selling delicious hot and cold refreshments, and has toilet facilities, a picnic area and a gift shop.
Black Carts Turret is part of the Chesters Roman Trail.
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