Birdoswald Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall

What you need to know

We've made some changes to help keep you safe, and things might be a little different when you visit. Here's everything you need to know.

  • Do we need to Book?

    You don’t need to book your ticket in advance, but you will always get the best price and guaranteed entry by booking online ahead of your visit.

    If you are a Member and wish to book, your ticket is still free.

    Your booking is for the site/event only and does not guarantee a car parking space, which may carry an additional charge.

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  • Keeping you Safe

    Our staff are still working hard to keep everyone safe. We’re continuing with enhanced cleaning, using screens and wearing face coverings, and you’ll find hand sanitiser stations on site. You are now legally required to wear a face covering in all our indoor public places, including our visitor centres, shops and in our cafes except when you are eating or drinking (unless exempt).

    You can also help us keep you and other visitors safe by not visiting if you have symptoms, tested positive, or have been asked to self-isolate.

    You can visit our reopening page for information on general safety measures we've taken to help keep you safe by clicking below.

    General Safety Information

  • Do I need to wear a face covering?

    Face coverings are now legally required in all our indoor public places, including our visitor centres, shops and in our cafes except when you are eating or drinking (unless exempt). 

  • Do I need a Covid Pass?

    No, you don’t need a COVID Pass to visit. Please don’t visit if you have symptoms of Covid-19, have tested positive or if you’ve been asked to self-isolate. We’ll always follow the latest government guidance, and if anything changes we’ll update this page to let you know.

Excavations at Birdoswald Roman fort

This year, visitors to Birdoswald Roman fort will have the opportunity to see the past unfold before their eyes as we discover the 2,000 year old history hidden beneath the soil. 

Summer Explorer Quest

This summer from 24 July, set off on a fun family adventure at Birdoswald Roman Fort. We need your help to uncover the fort's history – as our on-site reporter, can you explore the trail, find the missing stories and crack the secret code? Standard admission applies.

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Guidebook: Birdoswald Roman Fort

Price: £4.50

 Birdoswald Timeline

AD 122The Turf Wall

Hadrian's Wall is begun, and is first built of turf not stone in the western sector.

125-38One of Many Forts

Birdoswald fort is built astride the Wall, on the site of one of the Wall's stone turrets.

Find out more about the history of Birdoswald Roman Fort

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