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    Chesters Roman Fort

    September 17 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Chesters Roman Fort (originally called Cilurnum) is the best preserved cavalry fort in Britain. It was built to defend a weak point where Hadrian's Wall crossed the River North Tyne and was necessary to guard the roman bridge there. The fort had the standard four gates, officers quarters and barracks blocks, but is particularly noted for the garrison bath-house complex and is the best example in the UK; there were hot, cold and steam baths for the tired and weary soldiers. The nearest Milecastle is 26.

    We also visited the small museum in a listed building that displays some of John Clayton's excavations.
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