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Binchester Roman Fort

Binchester, Bishop Auckland DL14 8DJ, England
+44 1388 663089
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Don’t be fooled by the title, what you can see is actually a Roman villa and bath house, and... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
paulyfb
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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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Great Roman Baths

Must see if in the area. Part of this site was exposed by time team. Good example of roman britain... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
thedoc1308
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Binchester, Bishop Auckland DL14 8DJ, England
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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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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Must see if in the area. Part of this site was exposed by time team. Good example of roman britain outskirts

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

We visited Binchester as my husband is interested in all things Roman. We both found it very interesting despite it being quite a small attraction. Worth a visit but probably better when the weather is fine.

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

After visiting Hadrian's wall on our way from Scotland we had a really lovely day at Binchester with the family. Our four children aged between 10 and 3 thoroughly enjoyed seeing the Roman Bath Houses. 2 of our children have studied the Romans at primary...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

This has got to be one of the best preserved bath houses in the UK. You can really see how the Roman under floor system worked. Main area is covered over so a rainy day visit is OK. Well worth the time and visit. (Only...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

If this site is so important why does it close down for half of the year. Closed from October to April but not indicated anywhere. Teens really disappointed as come across half the globe to see this.

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Stopped off for a vist to this site as a curiousity. It was very interesting but quiet as it was late in the day nobody seemed to be about. It was a reasonable price of £2 for an OAP.

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

I had no idea you could see two well preserved Roman Baths - one for the fort commander, and one for the great unwashed - just 20 minutes drive from Durham. Ken Bradshaw gave an excellent, informative, fun tour. With a makeover and a decent...More

2  Thank Richard C
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

i have visited Roman sites before and was not disappointed in what Binchester had to offer. The site is well laid out and accessible. The lady at the information kiosk was helpful and explained fully about the site prior to us setting off. Soft drinks...More

2  Thank liz7772015
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

If you like British Roman history, or just visiting the Kynren show, this is a hidden gem and must-see attraction. Tucked away about a mile from Bishop Auckland is this Roman fort that was once an auxillary fort located directly on Dere Street, which as...More

1  Thank walkleytravellers
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