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 Good38
- Linda SStockton-on-Tees, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesAmazingWednesday, 3rd July 2019We visited yesterday on a glorious day but I’m sure it will still be amazing in poor weather. It has the best preserved Roman Bath house in Britain and a second which was outside the Fort and still... Read full review
- alistairrobinson1977Durham, United KingdomTrip Type:Solo travelInteresting Roman fortThursday, 4th July 2019This is an interesting Roman site near Bishop Auckland. The site itself is a work in progress, there is a bath house and the commanders house along with the regimental bath house which is under... Read full review
- jsl1Durham, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesImportant to get clued up!Friday, 5th July 2019Binchester, once thought to be a small fort on the way to the wall, has stunned the archaeological community after Time Team exposed the extent of the forts and settlement. The original bath house... 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.