Birdoswald Roman Fort Bunkhouse Cumbria
Birdoswald Bunkhouse, Gilsland, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 7DD
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
What we offer on a school trip
Birdoswald Roman Fort was known in the Roman period as ‘Banna’ and was one of sixteen forts situated along the Hadrian’s Wall frontier system, now designated as a World Heritage Site. The site is unique; you can see remains of all the components of the Roman frontier system within the estate. The curtain walls and three gateways of the fort are excavated and can be clearly seen, the east gateway is said to be the best preserved along the line of the Wall. A superb stretch of Hadrian’s Wall adjoins the fort for 1/3 of a mile to Harrow’s Scar Milecastle. The fort is set in a 61 hectare estate which offers opportunities for walking and bird watching as well as history. The bunkhouse is located in a most attractive setting, set on a spur of land which overlooks the magnificent ‘Irthing Gorge’ with breathtaking views. The converted 17th Century bunkhouse offers group accommodation overlooking the remains of the Roman Fort and has a maximum capacity of 37 people.
It has seven bedrooms, many with original fireplace features. Each bedroom is fitted with bunk beds, a wash hand basin, and full central heating. One room has an en suite shower room; all the others have their own individual shower room near to the bedroom. Each shower room consists of a WC, wash hand basin and shower. A disabled bedroom with en suite facilities is available on the ground floor of the bunkhouse.