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Binchester Roman Fort, Bishop Auckland

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  • Been meaning to visit since the Time Team programme. Partner visited, as a trespasser, about 50 years ago. Access is now somewhat easier than then. Incredible to see such a large site & the partial ex...  more »
  • This place is such a historical site and inside the bath house is fantastic. The way the Romans built the bath houses that they loved was unbelievable, they knew exactly how they wanted them and built...  more »
  • Wander round the Roamn fort see the remains of buildings, centre for children to play different games and items displayed, dress up.  more »
  • This is a substantial Roman Fort but, sadly, most of it is still covered. One part that makes this fort stand out from the rest is the bath house, which is quite exceptional; so much so that you can drop the street view man inside it!
  • Great spot! Roman lovers haven. Vindolanda just up the road !
  • Excellent Roman bath ruins, lots more yet to be excavated
  • Excellent Roman Fort. Its out of the way for most tourists heading for Hadrian's Wall but well worth a visit. Excavation work is ongoing. It was a huge cavalry barracks and the site covers large area much of it still unexplored. Dere Street runs through the fort and visitors can explore the bath house under cover. There is a Facebook group called "Vinovia" Binchester Roman Fort, with lots of very knowledgeable people who can answer questions about the site and the local area. Lots of pics and information here.
  • Read about it before you go and you will get more out of the experience. I just checked, and it is open on sundays !