An excavated section, part cut into rock, of the ramparts of the huge Iron Age trading and power-centre of the Brigantes, the most important tribe in pre- Roman northern Britain. Some 4 miles long, the defences enclosed an area of 766 acres. Following Roman conquest, the Brigantian centre moved to Aldborough Roman Site.
Read more about the history of Stanwick Iron Age Fortifications.
Before You Go
Access: There are steps up the bank to the monument. Not suitable for wheelchair or pushchair users.
Parking: There is no formal parking, though roadside parking is possible - please take care.
Dogs: Dogs on leads are welcome, restricted areas only.
Please be aware: Site may be prone to flooding.
Plan a Great Day Out
Make your visit to Stanwick part of a day out in history. A few miles away are the remains of Piercebridge Roman Bridge, which once carried a Roman road over the River Tees. Take in the stunning views of the Yorkshire Dales from the ramparts of Richmond Castle, or take a picnic to the tranquil remains of Egglestone Abbey.
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