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 Good39
- CockneyBrumWorcestershire, United KingdomTime Team DiscoveryMonday, 5th August 2019We spent an interesting couple of hours here, taking a look at what's been uncovered by TV's 'Time Team'. The more recent work being carried out here was also worth the trip across the field. The... Read full review
- Steve_Ellwood_13Whitley Bay, United KingdomAugust 2019 VisitWednesday, 7th August 2019Paid a visit to the Roman Fort of Binchester on Sunday 4th August 2019 and were met at reception by a pleasant lady who confidently gave us information on the Fort. Entrance charge was £5 which I... Read full review
- Bubblefish77Trip Type:FamilyHeritage open daySunday, 15th September 2019After a short drive from the centre of Bishop Auckland we arrived at the site of Binchester Roman Fort. The site itself is vast however what is actually excavated is less so, however it is... 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.