Roman Site in Newcastle upon Tyne
Segedunum was a Roman fort at the eastern end of Hadrian’s Wall in modern-day Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, England, UK. It is the most thoroughly excavated fort along Hadrian’s Wall, and is operated as Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum.
Built in AD127, it was in use as a garrison for approximately 300 years, up to 400AD. It was built some five years after the main construction project had begun. The original eastern terminus to the wall was instead four miles to the west at Pons Aelius in the centre of modern day Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Beneath the 35m-high tower, which you can climb for terrific views, is an absorbing site that includes a reconstructed Roman bathhouse (with steaming pools and frescos) and a museum offering a fascinating insight into life during Roman times.
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