Birdoswald Roman Fort

Birdoswald is a Roman Fort, part of Hadrian's Wall, and a great family day out, or even a place to catch your breath and relax when walking or cycling the length of the famous Roman Wall. The visitor centre displays some interesting, historic artefacts and a model of Hadrian's Wall at its full height. The tea room boasts scrumptious, locally made cakes, hot soups and sandwiches with hot beverages and a cosy environment in which to enjoy them. If you have brought your own refreshments, picnic areas are available in the main courtyard, the orchard and at the south end of the fort, with spectacular views over the River Irthing. Farmhouse-style accommodation is available for the weary traveller who needs to rest up before another day of adventuring. Like many attractions in Cumbria, there is an abundance of local wildlife to be seen in the area.

Birdoswald Roman Fort
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There is a shop located in the old farm buildings which has a selection of local heritage gifts and there are also beautiful gardens to explore and take leisurely strolls. Of course, male and female toilet facilities are available as well as baby changing facilities, and parking is available 200 meters from the site with over 50 spaces.

So if you plan to visit Hadrian's Wall, don't forget to spend a little time at the fantastic Birdoswald Roman Fort. Group booking is available with a discount and guided tours are available!

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