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
- 2010mustangCheshire, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesDefinitely worth seeingMonday, 5th November 2018Not easy to get to as the road from town is closed to due it collapsing and therefore had to go the long way round, about 4 miles each way, However, it was definitely worth it as although they are... Read full review
- SaraBourqueTowanda, IllinoisTrip Type:Solo travelSort of worth the visitTuesday, 13th November 2018I enjoyed visiting Binchester, but the ticket price was a bit steep for what you see in there. I wouldn't want to pay for entire family to see it. I was there on a nice day with good weather and I... Read full review
- coupescoupeCoventry, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyBrilliant guided tour at Binchester fortWednesday, 14th November 2018We arrived in November and the fort looked closed, which was a blow to my friends who had travelled from the USA! But we ended up getting a guided tour by Julienne which was very insightful... 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.