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Binchester Roman Fort

Bishop Auckland 03000 267012

 
 

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Castle, free entry

Binchester Roman Fort

Binchester Roman Fort

Contact

The Proprietor

01388 663089

Address

Bishop Auckland,
Co. Durham,
DL14 8DJ

Details

On this 1-acre site can be seen the excavated remains of part of a large Roman fort, built around AD80 and continuing in use for about 350 years. On display is a superb bath house with system providing under floor heating and part of Dere Street, the Roman A1. A small town developed around the fort where the soldiers' families lived. Parts of the site were excavated in the 1870s and again in the 1930s. Today only the excavated buildings and the earthwork remains of the northern ramparts survive above ground. However, visitors can still explore the 1,700 year old under floor heating of the bath house and search for the beast of Binchester.

Facilities for educational visitsGift shop

Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Parking: Please note: coaches should approach the fort from lane (Wear Chare) off Bishop Auckland market-place. No Dogs: Except assistance dogs.

Opening details

Every day, Easter Sat to end Sept 11am-5pm; Jul & Aug 10am - 5pm

Prices

Free entry

Adult £2.55, Concession £1.25, Children £1.15, Under 4 Free.

Location

Directions

See location of Binchester Roman Fort on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: NZ 209313  Lat: 54.67656 Long: -1.67646

By Road:
The fort is approximately 1.5 miles north of Bishop Auckland. It is signposted from the A690 Durham - Crook road, from the A688 Spennymoor - Bishop Auckland road and from Bishop Auckland Town Centre.

By Public Transport:
Nearest station is Bishop Auckland Station.

Facilities

  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Parking: Please note: coaches should approach the fort from lane (Wear Chare) off Bishop Auckland market-place. No Dogs: Except assistance dogs.