The foundations of this turret and a 65-metre length of Hadrian's Wall lie immediately beside the A69. Built of unusually large stones, the turret has a platform in one corner which probably served as the base for a ladder to reach the upper floors.
Plan a Great Day Out
16 miles west of Benwell is the beautiful village of Corbridge. Here you will find Corbridge Roman Fort, where you can marvel at a remarkable hoard of objects found during excavations, including Roman armour and trinkets. You can walk down a Roman high street and imagine soldiers stopping here to stock up on supplies before reaching the most northerly outpost on the Roman Empire.
Try following the Corbridge Trail, which takes in our Roman highlights in the area.
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