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.
- Certificate of Excellence 2018
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good36
- biglad1986Durham, United KingdomBoringSaturday, 20th October 2018Literally next to nothing to do very very boring kids bored incredibly quickly and the price is a joke paying that much to get in and look at piles of rubble never again waste of time Read full review
- Richard BBlackpool, United KingdomTrip Type:CoupleshistoricTuesday, 2nd October 2018an interesting and informative place to visit, to get here you have a narrow road to access which in places is just wide enough for 2 cars Read full review
- walkedoffmyfeetEvesham, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesEarly Roman FortSaturday, 29th September 2018Interesting bath house. Best bit is walking down to the old regimental bath house which still has the essence of what lies beneath an ordinary grass covered field. Wow. Further excavations in the... 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)
|Throughout October & Autumn Half-Term (1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018)|
|Monday - Sunday||11:00||- 16:30|
* Open throughout October 2018 and Half- term 11:00 to 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.