Hadrian's Wall: Birdoswald Roman Fort Hadrian's Wall: Birdoswald Roman Fort English Heritage


One of several larger forts that were built along the wall to support the turrets and milecastles. Like Housteads this fort sits on the wall itself, with the wall going east to west along the Norther edge of the fort. A small museum gives a very brief introduction to the site.


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Getting There

***2021 Update*** From Carlisle you need to take the train (every 30 to 60 minutes, takes about 40 minutes) or the 685 bus (every hour, about 50 minutes) to Haltwhistle to connect with the 185 to Birdoswald. There are only 3 journeys a day on the 185. The through journey, with a good connection takes about 80 minutes.
Latitude: 54.989569; Longitude: -2.603137
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Disclaimer: Details correct at time of writing (24/05/2009), and on time of last update (04/08/2021) but may no longer be accurate, particularly if some time has passed.