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 Good32
- MagsBucksBuckinghamTrip Type:CouplesSo, you thought a spa was a new idea........Sunday, 12th August 2018Visit Binchester and you will see that the Romans were into Spas long before us, with their warm, hot and cold baths, not to mention their use of oils! Binchester is not a huge site but it is vey... Read full review
- worldwanderer63NorthwestTrip Type:FamilyNot very big but very wortha visit.Friday, 3rd August 2018Binchester was one of a series of Camps between York and Hadrians Wall. You can see what a good site it was and how extensive so it represents very well the organisation needed to keep an Empire... Read full review
- SarnianTravellerHampshireTrip Type:CouplesIt's astonishing what the Romans didSunday, 29th July 2018By some standards this may be a fairly small site but it certainly should not be overlooked. It demonstrates what amazing engineers the Romans were and how they were capable of building metaled... 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)
|2018 (9 June 2018 - 31 Oct 2018)|
* Open seven days a week from 11am to 4.30pm during June, from 10am to 4.30pm from July to September, and from 11am to 4.30pm during October.
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.