Birdoswald Roman Fort
Gilsland, Cumbria, CA8 7DD

Birdoswald Roman Fort

Birdoswald is the place to see the longest surviving stretch of Hadrian’s Wall and extensive remains of a Roman Fort. 

Pick up a leaflet for a picturesque circular walk that takes in the Wall, Fort milecastles, turrets, Roman bridge over the River Irthing, wildlife, an orchard and clear evidence of the turf wall that preceded Hadrian’s Wall itself. 

The attraction also comprises of:

  • An exhibition -  a full size model of the Wall, interesting display about the story of the fort and its local landscape.
  • Birdoswald Tearoom - rest your weary legs and enjoy tearoom treats whilst walking or cycling the Hadrian's Wall National Trail 
  • Birdoswald Farmhouse - accommodation sleeping up to 39 people. Find out more. 

Birdoswald Roman Fort hosts a lively events programme, which aims to bring the Roman story on Hadrian's Wall to life. Find out more. 

The site is managed by English Heritage

English Heritage maintains sites on Hadrian's Wall, such as; Carlisle Castle, Lanercost Priory, Birdoswald Roman Fort, Housesteads Roman Fort & Museum, Chesters Roman Fort & Museum, and Corbridge Roman Town. If you would be interested in visiting these multiple sites, or any of over 400 other Historic Places in England for free, English Heritage offers both a temporary Overseas Visitor Pass, and an Annual Membership. Follow the links below for more information; 

To join English Heritage as an Annual Member: 

To purchase an Overseas Visitor Pass:

Birdoswald Roman Fort & Museum is open for you to visit. You now need to book your timed tickets in advance. English Heritage have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won’t be able to visit without your booking confirmation. If you’re a Member for English Heritage, your ticket will be free, but you still need to book in advance. There are other new steps in place to ensure everyone’s safety, so your visit will be a little different. You can find more information on visiting below.

Opening details: 

Birdoswald is open daily 10am - 5pm. Booking is essential, follow the link to book your time:

Price range: 

With Gift-Aid: Adult: £9.90, Child (5-17 years): £6.00, Concession: £9.00, Family (2 adults, up to 3 children): £25.80 OR Family (1 adult, up to 3 children) £15.90.

Guide Dogs Permitted
Dogs Accepted
Parking Areas for Disabled Visitor
Disabled Accessibility
Accepts major credit and debit cards
On site parking
Guided Tours Available for Groups
Educational Visits Accepted
Picnic Site
Cater for vegetarians
Hadrian's Wall at Birdoswald Roman Fort
Birdoswald Roman Fort on Hadrian's Wall
Birdoswald Roman Fort on Hadrian's Wall
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