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Corbridge Roman Town

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Address: Corchester Lane, Corbridge NE45 5NT, England
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+44 1434 632349
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Not all of the sites on Hadrian's Wall were heavily guarded fortresses....

Not all of the sites on Hadrian's Wall were heavily guarded fortresses. Corbridge was a supply base and bustling town where the Romans and civilians would pick up food and provisions.

Today, you can still walk through the town's streets and experience a true time-capsule of Roman life. You can see a valuable hoard of objects found during excavations, including Roman armour and trinkets, which provide a fascinating insight into the life of a soldier.

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Living Archaelogy From 1st-3rd Centuries (CE)

Located just off of the A69 and junction with A68. Phenomenal excavations and museum, showing what life was like for Roman soldiers living on the northern England frontier.

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Peterborough
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not much to write about other than trying to charge over £7 per adult is disgraceful. We were not the only couple that got straight back into the car, after being put off by the price!!! Maybe you should reconsider the cost so more people would be inclined to pay

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located just off of the A69 and junction with A68. Phenomenal excavations and museum, showing what life was like for Roman soldiers living on the northern England frontier.

Review collected in partnership with ASUS 12 W8 IE Bookmark

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is quite different to most of the places along Hadrian's wall, never having been a fort as such but more of a Roman town. It's really quite difficult to interpret, even with a guided tour and underfoot is quite difficult as it's very stony and lots of different levels so be warned, could be really problematic if it's been... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A really really lovely village feel. Lots of good eateries, pubs and coffee shops. Plus gift shops and pretty scenery.

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Weber City, Virginia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum and the ruins were impressive. Taking my time (and, after many years of Latin in school, being something of a Romaphile) in the museum I spent about 90 min looking at the displays and artifacts. Particularly impressive were some examples of Roman glass....absolutely exquisate. Then I spent an hour walking the grounds, examining the ruins. Not much more... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent audio guide, worth having for bringing to life the remarkable ruins of the town. I was surprised at how high some of the structures were and how clearly some of the buildings (e.g. the granaries) could be visualized. You got the sense of streets and blocks and the separation of the different bits of the town community.

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Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The site is extensive but the audio guide is an excellent accompaniment for a unique insight into a Roman border fort and town. The museum, too, is well laid out and has a very interesting collection of artefacts: the Corbridge Hoard of Roman armour and other metal objects, and the epigraphic collection are particularly significant

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Really good example of Roman granaries, we spent about 2 hours there. There is no cafe but they do have hot drinks. We visited in April so it was a bit cold and blowy, consider bringing a coat whenever you visit as there is a lot to look at outside and Northumberland can get wet cold and blowy whatever the... More 

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

Many hours can be spent walking around the historical site. Well presented with many artefacts to view and information readily available. The Romans were the first society to use underfloor heating. It is indeed, well worth a visit. You'll be impressed.

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

A wonderful sunny day probably helped our visit but it was certainly worth the effort. We spent a few hours wandering around and reading the notices around the site, we also took turns to wander around the museum. English Heritage are our favourite as we can take the dogs to most sites.

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