See the impressive remains of the Commandant's house and the neighbouring bath-house (now protected within a new cover building) containing one of the best preserved examples of a hypocaust (underfloor heating system) in the whole of Britain. See the stupendously well-preserved remains of part of the regimental bath building uncovered by recent excavations.
Re-enactment events 2020
Monday May 25 Bank Holiday - Ancient Crafts and Technology
Weekend July 11/12 – Roman Festival featuring mock battles
along with displays of slingshots, archery and catapult artillery.
Monday August 31 Bank Holiday – Roman Military displays.
Events commence at 11.00am, repeated 2.00pm.
Facilities and Restrictions
There is ample parking space for cars and coaches beside the visitor centre. The majority of the site is fully accessible and the reception building has also been replaced recently by a more modern structure incorporating a shop selling souvenirs and a range of publications and modest refreshment facilities. The site has portaloo toilets. Please note that only assistance dogs are allowed on site.
Group visits and guided tours must be booked in advance (guided tours out of normal opening season are possible by prior arrangement)
Contact details: tel: 01388 663089. Out of season: 03000 267013.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|4 years and under free||Free|
|Adult||£5.00 per ticket type|
|Child||£3.00 per ticket type|
|Concession||£4.00 per ticket type|
Event days: Adults £7.00, Concessions - £6.00, Children - £5.00.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Certificate of Excellence 2019
- Very Good40
- boydy73Darlington, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawayHuge siteFriday, 27th September 2019Today 27/9/2019 we had a guided tour of the Fort. Our guide was so enthusiastic, knowledgeable and interesting time just flew by. So much information. Two bath house's yet so different. One quite... Read full review
- Tony Penny FBridlington, United KingdomStunningThursday, 3rd October 2019I grew up knowing about Hadrian’s Wall and have live in the UK for nearly 50 years. I actually visited the wall two years ago and was fascinated with the range of artefacts discovered, Binchester is... Read full review
- roxy hGreater London, United KingdomLarge siteFriday, 4th October 2019There are two bath houses that have been excavated one small covered over and recreated and the larger of the two under covered scaffolding. The site is very big so there must be a lot more to be... Read full review
- Access Statement - Please see below
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
- Out of Hours Visits
Parking & Transport
- On site parking
- Parking (free)
|2020 (1 Apr 2020 - 31 Oct 2020)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 16:30|
|Bank Holiday||10:00||- 16:30|
* Open every day from 1 April until 31 Oct 10.00 – 16.30
Map & Directions
The fort is approximately 1.5 miles north of Bishop Auckland. It is signposted from the A690 Durham - Crook road, from the A688 Spennymoor - Bishop Auckland road and from Bishop Auckland Town Centre.
Public Transport Directions
Nearest station is Bishop Auckland Station.