Trimontium Roman Fort
The Trimontium Fort is the largest Roman fort site north of Hadrian’s Wall. Established during the first invasion by the Roman’s around 80CE, it was a cavalry fort and housed up to 2000 soldiers. The Fort site was extensively excavated between 1905-1910 by local archaeologist James Curle and produced a wealth of Roman artefacts which form a substantial part of the National Roman collection. There are no visible remains at the fort but lots of clues as to its fascinating history.
Trimontium volunteers will be running short walks of the fort site throughout the day, giving visitors a great overview of the story of Trimontium and pointing out clues left in the landscape today. We will also have a working ballista on site and you can watch this ancient weapon’s awesome firepower.
The route at the Fort Site is mainly flat although there is an incline in some sections. There may be access onto the fields so please wear suitable footwear. Easy, accessible walks will be provided as required.
An app is also available to explore the site online (search for Via Trimontia on Apple or Trimontium Roman Fort on Google Play).
More information and meeting point: https://www.trimontium.co.uk/events/doors-open-day-2023-activities/
Booking not required.
Where to find us
- Leaderfoot Road
- TD6 9DQ