Hadrian’s Wall – Milecastle 65 – Drawdykes
Roman Mile Castle in Carlisle
Milecastle 65 (Tarraby) was a milecastle on Hadrian’s Wall. The mile fort stood on a sloping westward slope, about 180 meters southwest of Tarraby, a district of Carlisle. There are no visible remains. In 1976, an exploratory excavation was carried out at the southwest corner of the mile fort, followed by a geophysical investigation. Remnants of the foundations could be observed. The geophysical survey showed that the internal area was paved with cobblestones. The attachment was probably of the short axis type. A Roman altar and sword were reportedly found near it in the 19th century (between 1840 and 1850). To the south of the mile fort, parallel to the B6264, you can still see traces of the ramparts (a 10 meter wide and 0.5 meter deep depression) in a short section.
Visiting Hadrian’s Wall – Milecastle 65 – Drawdykes