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Binchester Roman Fort visitor information


Binchester Fort is in the centre of County Durham, approximately one and a half miles north of Bishop Auckland. Car parking is available on-site and the fort is signposted from the A690 Durham to Crook road, from A688 Spennymoor to Bishop Auckland road.

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Due to Covid-19, Binchester Roman Fort is currently closed.

The Binchester Guide Book tells the story of Binchester Roman Fort which began around 75 AD, over 1900 years ago. The booklet provides an introduction to the site and a visitor guide to an amazingly well-preserved site in parts where you can 'walk in the footsteps' of Roman legionary and auxiliary soldiers. You can buy a copy from Durham County Record Office Online Shop.

General admissions

  • adults £5.00
  • concessions £4.00
  • children £3.00 (under 4s free)

Contactless payment and all major cards are accepted.

Opening times

Binchester is open every day from 1 April to 31 October, 10.00am to 4.30pm.

Groups must book in advance. Visits by groups and school parties may be available outside these dates by prior arrangement.

Accessibility

The site has been specially laid out with level access for people in wheelchairs and those with prams. An accessible toilet and parking bays are provided. The site has a shop, toilet and limited refreshment facilities.

Dogs

Unfortunately dogs are not permitted on site apart from assistance dogs.

Education

A school room, workshop activities and guided tours can be pre-booked in advance for school groups and small parties (up to 50).

Contact us
Binchester Roman Fort
01388 663 089

Archaeology
03000 267 013
Our address is:
  • Heritage, Landscape and Design
  • Regeneration and Economic Development
  • 5th Floor, County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UQ
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