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Segedunum was a Roman fort at modern-day Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, England, UK. The fort lay at the eastern end of Hadrian's Wall (in Wallsend) near the banks of the River Tyne, forming the easternmost portion of the wall. It was in use as a garrison for approximately 300 years, almost up to 400AD.Today, Segedunum is the most thoroughly excavated fort along Hadrian's Wall, and is operated as Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum.EtymologyFive places named Segedunum are known to have existed in the Roman empire, one each in Britain and Germany and three in Gaul. The first element of the name is attested widely in Gaul, Spain, Germany and Italy, and derives from the Indo-European root segh-, which is reflected in various later European languages with similar meanings: Irish seg-, segh- 'strength, vigour', Welsh hy 'daring, bold', German Sieg 'victory', and so on. As applied to place names, it appears to have had the meaning of "place of strength" or "place of victory". The second element, -dunum, is a Celtic term widely attested across Britain and Gaul and typically meant a fort. Thus Segedunum probably had the meaning of "strong fort" or "victory fort".
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  • August 6, 2017
    Sunday week 13:00 with 11:00 (other times is unconfirmed) dressed as ancient Roman mounted Cavalry were three people who have a long spear, will reproduce the appearance of the war. Ready enjoyed the horse and after remarks by us and ended up a fun event for families with small children. Meet dangerous characters written traces of the bath on the last time we went in, sorry, but this event was good. I think so only this time suddenly wow rained out to tentatively go on good weather.
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  • July 22, 2017
    An enjoyable visit with welcoming staff and clear signage and exhibit notes, The Roman Cavalry exhibit was really informative and showed the extent of the Roman Empire. The view from Tower is very goo...  more »
  • July 19, 2017
    Segedunum makes a lot of not very much. The site's pretty much just the outlines of the fort's foundations. The displays are pretty good - very interesting (if needing repair), and the staff are frien...  more »
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  • After walking Hadrian's Wall this was a great place to arrive with a great welcome from the reception. Cafe to relax in. Didn't see much of the site as ot was near closing when we arrived.
  • It's a facinating place, so much to see. Wish we 'd had longer there
  • Great historical place, with a good viewing area high up. Winter time it opening hours are shorter
  • Roman museum. Interesting place.
  • Very historical and has great views from the tower

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