Roman Fort of Newcastle
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Duration: 4 Hours
On this half-day tour, we will focus on the fort at the east end of the wall - Segedunum. The fort is home to fantastic reconstructions of the Roman way of life - such as a section of the wall which can be viewed and walked along. You will be able to step into the Roman world and learn about this fantastic, ruthless but creative culture that conquered much of the known world. We will start the tour at the fort of Segedunum - now called Wallsend. Home to the mixed cavalry and infantry unit from France- the fourth cohort of Lingones these troops were stationed to ensure that the frontier was not crossed by the river as much as by attacking the wall.
Following this, we will go to the Great North Museum in Newcastle which has one of the largest collections of Roman artefacts in the North of Britain. Your guide will interpret these and give you an insight into Roman life at the Northern frontier of the Empire. This tour is great for those who love history, wish to discover more about the Romans while being close to an urban area. Includes entry to the fort of Segedunum and the Great North Museum both of which are in urban Tyneside and Newcastle.
What to bring
- All weather clothing and walking shoes.
- A camera to capture images on the tour.
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