Piercebridge Roman Bridge

General View of Piercebridge Roman Bridge

Free Entry

Open any reasonable time during daylight hours


Piercebridge, Darlington, Borough of Darlington, DL2 3SW

Before You Go

The remains at Piercebridge are part of a large bridge that carried a Roman road across the River Tees. They now lie high and dry on the south bank of the river, which has moved northwards since the bridge was built.

Read more about the history of the bridge.

Before You Go

Parking: There is free parking available in the car park of the nearby George Hotel.

How to Find it: The bridge can be found over a stile from the car park.

Facilities: There are no public toilets in Piercebridge. The George Hotel and the farm shop and café at Piercebridge Organics both offer food and drink.

Dogs: Dogs on leads are welcome.

Plan a Great Day Out

Combine your visit to Piercebridge with a trip to another English Heritage place in the region. Just a few miles away at Stanwick you'll find the remains of a huge Iron Age settlement.

Three other sites are within a 13 mile drive from Piercebridge. The imposing Richmond Castle offers breathtaking views of the Yorkshire Dales. Auckland Deer House is a picturesque Gothic revival 'eyecatcher' in the parkland of Auckland Castle, and the charming remains of Egglestone Abbey are an ideal place for a picnic.

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