Lying in the beautiful valley of the rover North Tyne, Chesters is one of the series of permanent forts built during the construction of Hadrian’s Wall. Occupied for nearly three centuries, it housed some 500 troops, and in the third century AD was garrisoned by a cavalry regiment from northern Spain. The substantial visible remains include the finest example of a Roman bath building in Britain, while nearby are the impressive remnants of the bridge that carried Hadrian’s Wall across the North Tyne.
Reference Code: BKCEHG
Published by: English Heritage