Birdoswald Roman Fort - English Heritage

Birdoswald Roman Fort - English Heritage
Gilsland
Carlisle
Cumbria
CA8 7DD
England

Website

www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/birdoswald-roman-fort-hadrians-wall/

E-mail

Customer Services

customers@english-heritage.org.uk

Telephone

016977 47602

Fax

01697 747605

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Visitors explore the ruins at Birdoswald Roman Fort
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Birdoswald Roman Fort stands high above a meander in the River Irthing, in one of the most picturesque settings on Hadrian's Wall. A Roman fort, turret and milecastle can all be seen on this excellent stretch of the Wall.

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Castle or defences, Archaeological site

Opening hours

1 April - 30 September 2014
Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

1 October - 2 November 2014
Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

3 November 2014 - 15 February 2015
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

16 February - 20 February 2015
Monday 10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

21 February - 29 March 2015
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Admission charges

Adult £5.60
Child (5-15 years) £3.40
Concession £5.00

Discounts

  • English Heritage

Collection details

Archaeology

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Crafty Romans Discovery Visit

Make your own piece of Rome to take home and/or come face to face with a Roman soldier in full uniform!Explore Roman life through a guided tour of the site, handle objects and meet a soldier to learn and ask questions about life in the Roman Army. Three different activity sessions are also available. Making replicas of Roman helmets involves discussion about uniform, armour and weapons; jewellery-making explores dress and wealth; and mosaic-making focuses on homes and style.
Duartion: 1 hour
Key Stage: 1, 2, History, Literacy, Art

How to obtain

Call 01697 747602 to arrange a 1 hour session. Price £3 per participant for 'meet the Roman soldier' sessions and £60 per group of up to 30 pupils for Art and Craft sessions until April 2009, £75 per group after April 2009. Visit http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/nav.19831 for more information.

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