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.
Attend our re-enactment events 14th & 15 July and 27 August 2018 (contact the fort for details).
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.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult||£5.00 per ticket type|
|Child||£3.00 per ticket type|
|Concession||£4.00 per ticket type|
Under 4's free. *Please note* 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)
|2019 (1 Apr 2019 - 31 Oct 2019)|
|Monday - Sunday||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.