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 57. Birdoswald Roman Fort (Banna)

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Birdoswald Roman fort is one the best archaeological sites to get an overview of what a Roman fort was like. The historic site also includes the Roman fort, turret and milecastle with a view of one of the longest unbroken stretches of Hadrian's Wall.

Birdoswald Roman Fort: Hadrian's Wall passes close by to Birdoswald Roman Fort

 

Birdoswald Roman Fort: Looking east along Hadrian's Wall

 

Birdoswald Roman Fort:  Part of the eastern wall and the East Gate you see on walking up from the car park to the entrance and museum

 

Birdoswald Roman Fort:  The entrance, cafe and gift shop.

 

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Birdoswald has a history spanning nearly 2000 years. On the left is an Elizabethan 'bastle house' (or pele), a small but sturdy defensive stronghold against the marauding 'Border Reivers'. To its right a farmhouse has been built which houses the museum.

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Birdoswald Roman Fort: Some of the defences are amongst the best preserved along the Wall.

 

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