Birdoswald Roman Fort

Local nameBirdoswald Roman Fort
LocationCarlisle, UK

Banna, now known as Birdoswald Roman Fort, was a fort, towards the western end of Hadrian's Wall, in the Roman province of Britannia. Today the site is occupied by a former farm called Birdoswald. As of 2005, it is the only site on Hadrian's Wall at which significant occupation in the post-Roman period has been proven, and it is subject to a long-term archaeological programme under the directorship of Tony Wilmott.

It is one of the best preserved of the 16 forts along Hadrian's Wall. The fort is situated in a commanding position on a triangular spur of land bounded by cliffs to the south and east overlooking a broad meander of the River Irthing in Cumbria. In Roman times, the fort was known as Banna, reflecting the geography of the site.

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Hadrian's Wall, Roman Britain and the Scottish Borders from 54 USD

Opening hours

Till Sep 30, 2015: daily: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Oct 1 - Nov 1, 2015: daily: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Nov 2, 2015 - Feb 14, 2016, Feb 20 - Mar 24, 2016: Sat - Sun: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Feb 15 - 19, 2016: daily: 10 a.m. 4 p.m.

Bank holidays: 10 a.m. 6 p.m.
Dec 24-26, 28, 31, Jan 1: closed


Adults: £5.80/£6.40 (no Gift Aid/with Gift Aid)
Children: £3.40/£3.80
Concession (students with ID, over 60): £5.20/£5.80

More information and contact


Official Website



English Heritage website

Phone +44 370 333 1181

Address Gilsland, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 7DD, UK

Coordinates 54°59'21.445" N -2°36'8.513" E

Tours and activities: Birdoswald Roman Fort

Hadrian's Wall, Roman Britain and the Scottish Borders

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