Facilities at Birdoswald Roman Fort

  • Parking

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    Parking is located approx 200 metres from the site with room for over 50 cars. Parking charges apply to non-members. Parking free for members. 

  • Food And Drink

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    The café serves a selection of soups, sandwiches, cakes, and hot and cold drinks.

  • Picnic Area

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    You are welcome to bring a picnic. Benches are located in main courtyard, orchard and near the south of the fort with breath-taking views over the River Irthing.
  • Shop

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    A shop containing a selection of English Heritage gifts is located in the old farm buildings.
  • Toilets

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    Male, female and disabled toilets available. There are also baby changing facilities.
  • Dogs

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    Dogs on a lead allowed outside. Assistance dogs welcome.

  • Museum

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    The visitor centre has a new exhibition full of hands-on activities. Here you can discover the history of Hadrian's Wall and Birdoswald Roman Fort.

  • Exhibition

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    The exhibition provides the perfect introduction to Hadrian's Wall and the history of Birdoswald Roman Fort. There is an intorductory film, artefacts and lot's of hands-on fun for families.

  • Gardens

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    Ideal place to start a circular walk to the village of Gilsland (takes approximately 1 1/2 hours). No kites allowed due to overhead cables but there are fields nearby for children to play and run around in.

  • Family Friendly

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    Baby Changing Facilities

    Baby changing facilities available.

    Bottle / Food Warming

    Available on request.

    High Chairs

    Yes

    Push Chairs Allowed

    Yes.

    Toy / Dressing Up Box

    Roman togas are available to try on.
  • Venue Hire

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    Available For Event Hire

    A conference room accommodating up to 35 people is available for hire. Please call site for details.
  • Holiday Cottages

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    There is group accommodation (39 bed) for self catering and full board groups. Including an ensuite accessible bedroom. To find out more please email: Birdoswald.Accommodation
  • Commercial Photograph And Filming

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    English Heritage welcomes amateur photographers to our sites and we hope you will share your pictures of your visit with us on social media.

    If you are looking to use one of our sites for commercial, corporate or professional photography or as a filming location, please contact our filming team as soon as possible to check availability and acquire the relevant permissions and paperwork.

    Due to the delicate nature of our sites, English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.

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Birdoswald Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall

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Gilsland, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 7DD
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