Segedunum Roman Fort

What:
Attractions
Where:
Buddle Street, Wallsend, NE28 6HR

Tel 0191 236 9347 / www.twmuseums.org.uk/segedunum

In AD 122, the Emperor Hadrian ordered a mighty frontier system to be built across Britain to defend the Roman Empire from the barbarians to the north.

Segedunum Roman Fort stood on the banks of the River Tyne and was the last outpost of Hadrian's Wall. For almost 300 years, Segedunum, which means ‘strong fort’, was home to 600 Roman soldiers. Today, Segedunum is once again the gateway to this world-famous heritage site.

See stunning views of the excavated fort, reconstructed bathhouse and the surrounding area from the top of the spectacular 35 metre viewing tower. Explore the museum and trace the history of the site from the end of Roman rule to the arrival of the coal miners and the building of the shipyards.

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