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A recent trip to Hadrian's Wall - Chesters Roman Fort & Corbridge Roman Town

We have recently started a new topic; The Romans, so where better to take the boys to learn a bit more about what went on. We have visited the attractions along Hadrian's wall many times before, with it only being a hour away, but this time we took learning resources with us and explored a little differently to how we would if we were just having a day out.

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First stop for us was Corbridge Roman Town, I was a bit shocked at how full the car park was because the other times we have been it has been very quiet, however when we got in there you could socially distance, fine so I was ok with that.

They currently have a one way system in place going in through the gate and out through the museum and shop, with hand sanitiser upon entry and exit. Lots of signs to read and learn more about each space. (The boys also like to roll down the hill here but beware of the wasp nests in the grass!)

Corbridge is a great place to visit and we find it fascinating, learning how it was once used by The Romans. When we go to historical places, especially educational like this, we like to imagine how the people who were once here lived. I highly recommend just stopping for a second and taking it all in.

Info for Corbridge Roman Town

One way system in place

Pre booked tickets only

Toilets are open

Face masks must be worn indoors (museum & shop)

Everything is open

Audio Guides available

Terrain is difficult in some places so not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs

Postcode - NE45 5NT

No cafe/food available on site but there are picnic benches


Free for members (we are members)

Non members family of 5 £25.80

Next stop for us (after a drive through Corbridge) was Chesters Roman Fort

This is one of my favourite sites, I love walking down by the river. Again there is a one way system in place taking you in through a side gate and out through the shop. Quite a large site to explore. The boys particularly liked learning about the horses sharing a room with the soldiers. 3 men and 3 horses in each little square! Stinky.

The river is a must see, there is a viewing platform you can stand on and take in the beautiful view.


Face masks to worn indoors

Pre Booked tickets only

Hand sanitiser available

Everything is open

Cafe is takeaway Food & Drinks

Shop is open as normal

Toilets are open

Large picnic area

Terrain is difficult in some places over grass and some of the displays have steps down to them.

Museum is 5 at a time only.


Free to members (we are members)

Non members family of 5 £25.80

We had a great start to our new topic and English Heritage are doing a great job with keeping everyone safe due to the covid rules.

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