Birdoswald Roman Fort
Overlooking the River Irthing in Cumbria is one of the most well preserved forts within Hadrian’s Wall. Known as the Birdoswald Roman Fort, this historic site is a World Heritage Site as well as a popular tourist attraction. Strategically located, it offers a picturesque view of the gorge as well as the remains of what once stood there during the Roman occupation. Birdoswald offers a lot of things to do for those looking to enjoy nature and history or just have a good time.
Along Hadrian’s Wall visitors can bike or take a walk to get a better look at the area. While outdoors, guests may get the chance to see wildlife such as badgers, owls and red squirrels. For those who prefer to stay within the main site, the Birdoswald visitor centre offers a range of activities. Guests can learn all about the history of the place over the last 2000 years. Interactive displays. Interactive displays, artifact collections and models make learning fun and interesting. Various events are also held at the Birdoswald Roman Fort such as an archeology trail for children and others.
A tea room can also be found within the visitor center. They serve homemade cakes, treats, sandwiches and light lunches which are sure to satisfy guests. Hot and cold drinks are also available in the cozy tea room. Visitors interested in staying over in this historic site may also do so. The 16th century farmhouse is now a 39 bed residential centre. It can accommodate both individual and group reservations. Those booking for large groups are advised to book ahead of time.
Visitors with special needs are easily accommodated in the visitor center. Disabled parking is available and the facility is equipped with disabled access to the toilets, tea room, shop and other parts of the site. Admission for adults costs £ 5 while children are charged £ 3. Concession tickets are sold at £4.50. English Heritage Members may enter free of charge. Parking is free; However, fees are refunded only upon admission. From April to September Birdoswald is open from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm from Monday to Sunday. During October it is open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm from Monday to Sunday as well. It is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
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