Sunday, 31 May 2015
Chesters Roman Fort
Chesters near Chollerford in Northumberland is one of the forts on the Wall. It has extensive remains of a bath house (on the banks of the North Tyne outside the fort's wall) - see photo below - and a barrack block - see photo below. There is also a museum containing exhibits from the site and from others on the Wall.
We visited Chesters yesterday. It was the first time I had been there for about 30 years.
Though the gateways have been excavated (see example above) are large part of the site remains below ground, waiting to be revealed.
The adjacent stretch of the North Tyne River is very attractive and peaceful. It also appears to be popular with anglers - the village of Chollerford is only a stone's throw away and there were a number of people fishing there.
Roman re-enactments at Chesters appeared to go down well, especially with kids.