Chesters Bridge Abutment - Hadrian's Wall

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Looking for: Heritage, Historical
Address: Chollerford, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 4EN
Postcode: NE46 4EN
Age Group: All Ages
Kids Activity: Outdoors
Telephone: 0370 333 1181
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Close to Chesters Roman Fort in Northumberland are the remains of a Roman bridge across the North Tyne.
On the eastern river bank you can see evidence of two successive bridges:  an early one that just carried Hadrian's Wall, and a second, much larger one, that carried the Military Way - the road that serviced the Wall.
This fine bridge, one of the most remarkable survivals on Hadrian's Wall, proclaimed the power and prestige of the Roman emperor and his empire.

Read more about the history of Chesters Bridge Abutment.



Before You Go

Access: The site sits alongside the North Tyne river and be accessed along a footpath off of the B6318.
A small gate sits just before the traffic lights and this leads to a path that runs along the old railway line, parts of which is uneven and can become muddy.

Parking: There is an English Heritage managed car park at Chesters Roman Fort, a 20 minute walk from the Bridge Abutment along the roadside.

Please note, the postcodes provided are for the next nearest possible location.




Plan a Great Day Out

Check out Chesters Bridge Abutment as part of the Chesters Roman Trail.

The Bridge Abutment is roughly a 15-20 minute walk from Chesters Roman Fort.
The Fort includes Chesters Museum, the impressive bath house remains and a tearoom. There are also toilet facilities, a picnic area and gift shop.



Opening Times
30 April 2017 - 24 March 2018

Open any reasonable time during daylight hours
25 March 2018 onwards

Opening times will be available nearer the time