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Construction of a new protective building over the remains of the regimental bath-building is now complete and visitors can once again marvel at this wonderfully well-preserved structure with walls still standing more than 2 metres (7 feet) high.

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.

Guide Book 

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
  • concessions £4
  • children £3 (under 4s free)

Contactless payment and all major cards are accepted.

Opening times

Binchester Roman Fort will open on Saturday 1 April and will be open every day until Sunday November 5. 10.00am until 4.30pm, last entry 4.00pm.


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.


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


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

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Contact us
Binchester Roman Fort
01388 663 089

03000 267 013
Our address is:
  • Archaeology Section
  • Environment & Design
  • Durham County Council, Green Lane
  • Spennymoor
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DL16 6JQ