Corbridge Roman Town
Corbridge Roman Town
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Not all of the sites on Hadrian's Wall were heavily guarded fortresses. Corbridge was a supply base and bustling town where the Romans and civilians would pick up food and provisions. Today, you can still walk through the town's streets and experience a true time-capsule of Roman life. You can see a valuable hoard of objects found during excavations, including Roman armour and trinkets, which provide a fascinating insight into the life of a soldier.
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.

Top ways to experience nearby attractions

See what travellers are saying
  • Chris T
    Lincoln, United Kingdom371 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing place to visit
    An overnight stop in Corbridge en route to a holiday further north meant we could visit Corbridge Roman Town. It was a great decision! Arrived close to opening time so it was quiet, but helpful and friendly staff pointed things out to us. The free audio tour of the ruins is well worth having, but first you visit the museum which has some amazing artefacts, all extremely well laid out in a timeline. Standing outside the museum looking across the extensive ruins you are dive bombed by house martins wheeling around the building! A thoroughly enjoyable trip, but note that there is very little shade on a hot and sunny day.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written June 26, 2023
  • MichelleandAlan
    Camarillo, California185 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a surprise
    This is a lesser known site, but well worth a stop. The audio tour is very informative and walks you through the entire site. The ruins are well excavated and extensive. The museum, although small, is very well done. Thoroughly enjoyed it and would return.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 11, 2023
  • Emma S
    Nelson, United Kingdom38 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's a grand place.
    The museum is fascinating and the site is very good. It has a lot of detail and is in a nice area with good views. I'm sure it's a winner on a nice sunny day Plenty of places to walk about and the remains are quite stunning..I've knocked off a star because we got a guide book as we wanted to know more about the buildings. There was five of us all excited to know what was what but I found, unusually, the guide book was hard to follow, especially in between showers. The numbers and letters on the maps didn't match up and boredom.set in for the family while I tried to work out the next set of buildings. It was quite hard to navigate and it would have been so much easier if, for example, the map was numbered and the book was numbered the same way with a suggested route round Also the little maps in the corner of each building section were quite small and difficult to see against the whole site. My recommendation would be to factor in time to read the guide in a sheltered corner first and then walk round. I think we would have got a better experience. Or just skip the book and let your imagination run wild. The best bits are the grain store the old fountain, the main street and the treasure room!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written August 5, 2023
  • Pamela J
    Manchester, United Kingdom65 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Riveting Roman afternoon
    Such an interesting place, and the audio tours are really helpful. Lots of artefacts and information in the indoor museum part, and an approximately 4 acre site outside. Dressing up clothes for children! Other facilities such as toilets, parking and shop are good. You can easily walk into the adjacent town of Corbridge which has plenty of delis, bars, cafes and shops.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written May 12, 2024
These reviews are the subjective opinion of Tripadvisor members and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles582 reviews
Excellent
353
Very good
203
Average
21
Poor
4
Terrible
1

adrian c
Leamington Spa, UK225 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
We went to look around Corbridge due to its history, it is avery nice little town but there is not much there so we went upto the ruins which are nice.
Written June 8, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Denise langley
Doune, UK45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
What a lovely historic town the buildings the shops the scenery all lovely clean and tidy worth a trip just to walk around the place nice different shops instead of the same old shopping centre ones
Written June 2, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

goeco
Edinburgh, UK91 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
The museum part of the site is interesting albeit the info on the wall display panels did seem to jump about a bit even though the timeline did offer a degree of chronological order. The very lengthy guided tour of the archaeological site could have been much more pithy and still have been interesting. I exited from the tour after 45 minutes of mostly standing around in the rain as I couldn’t face the anticipated 30 or more minutes of the tour that was still to go.
Written May 26, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Pamela J
Manchester, UK65 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Such an interesting place, and the audio tours are really helpful. Lots of artefacts and information in the indoor museum part, and an approximately 4 acre site outside. Dressing up clothes for children!
Other facilities such as toilets, parking and shop are good. You can easily walk into the adjacent town of Corbridge which has plenty of delis, bars, cafes and shops.
Written May 12, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

NKay
North East England, UK922 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Very small carpark. We prebooked tickets however we couldn’t park up as the car park was full, we drove to Aydon Castle instead and then returned an hour or two later and were able to park, this wouldn’t be ideal if we didn’t have time to go away and come back.
I found the site very interesting. To begin with there is a small museum to look around and then you go out into where the ruins of the Roman town are. We only spent around 20/30 minutes here. I find English heritage quite expensive for such a short period of time spent at the places. I understand this is to help maintain the site but still think it’s quite pricey.
Written May 5, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

JulianRob
Bangor, UK97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
A fascinating insight into Roman times from Conquest to settlement to departure. It's amazing to think only a portion has been uncovered....I was taken by the bank vault for the soldiers' money. The museum is laid out really well with a fantastic timeline to follow. Would be great if more can be uncovered in the future.
Written April 30, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Bee A
Morpeth, UK63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Excellent food, service and ambiance.
The staff could not be more helpful or attentive and the food was delicious. Would highly recommend and will definitely return when I am next in Corbridge.
Written April 27, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

jane w
Leeds, UK210 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This is a very interesting historical place to visit but a bit expensive. Great for children as well. You can really imagine how the Roman town would have looked back in the day. This is a good day out and very interesting.
Written April 7, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

aldavril
Wollongong, Australia1,446 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Just amazing. The way it used to be. Roman town responsible for the supplies to the armies who guarded Hadrians wall. Commentary as you walk around the ruins and a interesting museum as well.
Written December 17, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

joe
65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Central town built by the Romans is uncovered. Highest walls left standing are only five feet but you can get a sense of what was going on here.
Written September 20, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 564
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Corbridge Roman Town - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024)

All things to do in Corbridge
RestaurantsFlightsVacation RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars