Been here three times in the past year. The fort itself merits a half day. The museum is really interesting with mini iPads you can carry round when viewing the exhibits. Given that most of the excavation was privately funded, this is such a well preserved site that is worth traveling to see.
Our visit was on a snowy cold crisp January morning but we received a very warm welcome. The ruins of the Roman Fort are well laid out with plenty of information boards. On a cold winters day it made you really appreciate the convenience of gas and electric in our own homes. The museum houses and amazing collection of Roman... 更多
Even near the end of a damp, cold afternoon in January, all the staff gave a genuine warm welcome and a friendly smile. The welcome extended to the cafe, even though we probably arrived in end of weekend clearing up time. The warm scones and the good cups of coffee were served as cheerfully as the day outside was grim.... 更多
We were pleased to find that there was no parking charge on the day we visited, and as English Heritage members there was no charge (National trust also). Staff were very helpful and friendly, giving us some sound advice and information before we started. It was a damp and cloudy day, and this seemed to induce a 'moody' atmosphere, which... 更多
This place was lovely yo visit on a dull Novembers day but it would be amazing on s sunny day. The roman ruins are in quite god condition down beside the river and there is lots to see and also a museum. The little cafe is very good and all the staff were outstanding.
This English Heritage site has some of the best ruins of a Roman bath house. It is also worth looking for the phallic symbol (a Roman synbol of renewal and rededication) in the prinicipia. The musuem is still laid out as a 19th century museum but no less interesting for that.
We wanted to visit the 3 main Roman forts along the Hadrian's Wall and started here with Chesters which turned out to be our favourite. Its so easy to find and well sign posted with plenty of parking. When we went in we decided to walk the ruins first and do the museum on the way back which we recommend... 更多
This was a very interesting site by the river. The bathhouse was particularly informative as a lot of it is still standing. In the museum was a huge collection of carved stones- milestones, altars and statues all found at sites along Hadrian's Wall. There were also people dressed as Roman soldiers to bring Roman time to life.
Friendly staff. Well laid out with bags of info. The museum and grounds are very well kept and clearly signposted. Great for all ages to explore. If it's wet take your boots and a brolly. The coffee shop hits the spot after a walk around.
A very interesting area to wander around. Well signed for reading about the location. Is well managed. The shop had some interesting local produce.