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Construction of a new protective building over the remains of the regimental bath-building is now complete and visitors can once again marvel at this wonderfully well-preserved structure with walls still standing more than 2 metres (7 feet) high.

Please be advised there is very little shade at the fort. Please come appropriately dressed for the hot weather.

Binchester Roman Fort events


Find out about all the upcoming events.

    Open every day April 1 - October 31 10.00 - 4.30. Last entry 4.00. Entrance fees: adult £5.00, concession £4.00, child £3.00. Under 4s free. 

    The fort lies about 1 mile north of Bishop Auckland beside the road that runs from the town hall square to Newfield. It is signposted from A690 Durham-Crook, from A688 Spennymoor-Bishop Auckland, and from Bishop Auckland town centre. Postcode DL14 8DJ. 

    Telephone: 01388 663 089 or 03000 267 012 (outside opening times) 

    October half term fun

    Date: October 28 to November 5

    Make a spooky mask or Roman helmet.

    On 29, 31 or November 2 have a go at making and decorating a Roman clay pot or tile. 

    Price: Normal admission prices apply with 50p extra for every ball of clay.

    Hadrian's Wall anniversary

    We were involved in a year long festival to celebrate the 1900th anniversary of the building of Hadrian's Wall - starting on Hadrian's birthday on 23 January 2022.  Download Icon for pdf Binchester and Hadrian’s Wall: Life during Roman rule experienced through the lens of archaeology (PDF, 3.8mb) , see a virtual tour at Council for British Archaeology: Festival of Archaeology, listen to a recorded questions and answers with archaeologist David Mason at Bishop FM: Roman County Durham Q&A or request a copy of our Roman Challenge activity pack by contacting Bishop Auckland Heritage Action Zone.

    Icon for pdf Binchester Roman Festival 2019 video transcript (PDF, 91.7kb)

    Contact us
    Binchester Roman Fort
    01388 663 089

    Archaeology
    03000 267 013
    Our address is:
    • Archaeology Section
    • Environment & Design
    • Durham County Council, Green Lane
    • Spennymoor
    • County Durham
    • United Kingdom
    • DL16 6JQ