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Big potential

The site is relatively small, but full of interest. The commander's bathhouse is fascinating, with... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Geoffrey B
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Very interesting place

Visited here on a Saturday morning and joined the 11am tour with the very knowledgeable and nice... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tony W
Durham, United Kingdom
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Binchester, Bishop Auckland DL14 8DJ, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The site is relatively small, but full of interest. The commander's bathhouse is fascinating, with clear explanatory material. Similarly, the regimental bath house across the field. The uncovered section of Dere Street is impressive, and, like the rest of the site, clearly points to the...More

Thank Geoffrey B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here on a Saturday morning and joined the 11am tour with the very knowledgeable and nice friendly archaeologist David. Very pleased we took part in the tour as this made it more interesting as lots of local facts which never knew before. Took about...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Binchester is a small but interesting site. It is made up of a well preserved Roman bath, you have good views of the under floor heating system. Externally remains of the road and out buildings are on display. A further bath house has been excavated...More

Thank Chris U
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once dismissed as an insignificant little fort, recent excavations show it is more than that. Ongoing investigations - one to watch!

Thank Amanda T
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Visit Binchester and you will see that the Romans were into Spas long before us, with their warm, hot and cold baths, not to mention their use of oils! Binchester is not a huge site but it is vey well preserved and gives you an...More

Thank MagsBucks
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Binchester was one of a series of Camps between York and Hadrians Wall. You can see what a good site it was and how extensive so it represents very well the organisation needed to keep an Empire together. As well as the remains already excavated...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2018

By some standards this may be a fairly small site but it certainly should not be overlooked. It demonstrates what amazing engineers the Romans were and how they were capable of building metaled roads (here part of Dere Street is visible) and substantial, heated bath...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

For some the name “Binchester FORT” may invoke a different expectation, but you’re primarily going to see two bathhouses (prefect’s bath and the regimental bath) as well as a part of the important Roman road (Dere Street) leading through the fort. The staff was knowledgable...More

Thank Dennis S
Reviewed 11 July 2018

The visit to Binchester Fort was on one of the hottest days of the year but it was very interesting. The guide knew what she was saying and enlightened all of us on the role of the fort.

Thank stevemd44
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Don’t be fooled by the title, what you can see is actually a Roman villa and bath house, and hypocaust. This is quite impressive, but the actual fort is over the fence on church land who don’t want to expose it. Worth a visit thou

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Tony W
7 September 2018|
Response from Chris U | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if there is a walking route, however the road from Bishop Auckland was closed the day I visited. It looks as if it will be closed for a while. I visited last week.