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Segedunum - Roman Fortress
Segedunum is a great Museum on Roman history in Newcastle and highly recommended if you travel with children. You can explore the house grounds of this fortress from a panarama tower in the museum. It is a sort of in-door and out-door Museum.
Its Latin name was Pons Aelius and it used to be a fort and Roman settlement on the eastern end of Hadrian's Wall situated west of the forts of Segedunum (Wallsend) and Arbeia (South Shields), north of Concangis (Chester-le-Street), and east of Condercum (Benwell) and Corstopitum (Corbridge).
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Every visitor to this region cant leave without walking a few steps along Hadrians ( Roman ) wall,
It stretches from Carlisle in Cumbria to Wallsend ...There is a Roman Fort in Wallsend called Segedunum however the best areas to visit are at Housesteads or Vindolanda which are well excavated areas of Roman Ruins.
On the site of Vindolanda itself stands a full size replica of a section of Hadrian's Wall in both stone and timber, giving the visitor a true idea of the impressive might of the monument. There are ongoing archaeological excavations at the site each year, giving the visitor a chance to see history in the making.
Restaraunt facilities are available here
Hadrian's Wall (World Heritage Site)
The Romans built Hadrian's Wall in about AD122, defining the northernmost limit of the Roman Empire in Britain at that time. It ran 73 miles, coast to coast, and consisted of a stone built wall around seven metres high with a ditch to the north and a bigger bank and ditch earthwork (the Vallum) to the south. Turrets, milecastles, and forts were built at regular intervals. The course of the wall ran from Segedunum Fort at Wallsend on the East Coast through Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
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This is the beginning of the Hadrian's Wall Walk. It was a great museum and historical/archaeological site. Unfortunately, the reconstructed bath house was not open. Views from the glass front, 4th floor viewing room above the museum were great. The whole site is just a very, very short walk to the Tyne River.
The wall stretches from Carlise in the West to the area of Newcastle known as Wallsend in the East. Although small parts of the Wall are still visible is Newcastle notably on the West Road, the best place to see the wall is Vindolana about 20 miles to the West. There are numerous other sites along the route
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