Birdoswald Roman Fort – Hadrian's Wall

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Delve into Roman history out in Cumbria's great outdoors

England once had a wall that Donald Trump could only dream of building. Birdoswald Roman Fort sits within the largest remaining stretch of Hadrian's Wall. It allows you to march back in time to the peak of the Roman Empire in Britain. * Roam the ruins of gates, watchtowers, and turrets. Stand where Roman soldiers patrolled the north-west frontier, and look out upon Cumbria's wild landscape. Learn all about the history of Roman Britain in the fort's museum and even try replica Roman games!

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Last admission: 30min before closing
Smartphone tickets accepted
Wheelchair accessible


What's included

Admission to Birdoswald Roman Fort

Admission to the museum and visitor centre

Children under 5 years get in for free, please select a free ticket for them.


Show your smartphone ticket at the entrance.


Bringing your own picnic is allowed. Benches are available at the main courtyard, the orchard and at the south side of the fort

Paid parking available at approx. 200m (capacity: 50 cars)

Opening hours

Thursday : 10:00 - 17:00

Friday : 10:00 - 17:00

Saturday : 10:00 - 17:00

Sunday : 10:00 - 17:00

Monday : 10:00 - 17:00

Tuesday : 10:00 - 17:00

Wednesday : 10:00 - 17:00


How to get there

Birdoswald Roman Fort

Gilsland, Hadrian's Wall Path, CA8 7DD