Binchester Roman Fort, Bishop Auckland

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  • Don’t be fooled by the title, what you can see is actually a Roman villa and bath house, and hypocaust. This is quite impressive, but the actual fort is over the fence on church land who don’t want to...  more »
  • Must see if in the area. Part of this site was exposed by time team. Good example of roman britain outskirts  more »
  • We visited Binchester as my husband is interested in all things Roman. We both found it very interesting despite it being quite a small attraction. Worth a visit but probably better when the weather i...  more »
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  • For a very small site there is quite a lot to see and lot of information which is generally well laid out. The staff member on site that day was very helpful and provided some interesting additional information. Our visit took about an hour, as we like to read everything, and we really enjoyed it. There is an activity area for children and some dress-up items (big enough for adults too).
  • Beautiful and well preserved site. The children enjoyed looking around, dressing up in roman wear, trying on a helmet, playing in the sand to uncover artefacts and making mosaics with the tiles. Doesn't take long to look around so I wouldn't expect children to be happy spending more than an hour or so here.
  • Fantastic little site. Mostly wheelchair accessible. Bath house is in a covered area with some of the best hypercaust remains in Britain. Beautiful drive through countryside to get there. Runs activities through summer.
  • Great for Roman buffs. View the hypocaust under the bath house - a good many remains to see. The latest excavation is accessible ti the public.
  • There is not much to see at binchester at the moment but it ovessly was a important Roman site. The site guide did say that they were plans to improve the site in the future it's worth a visit just to support the site
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