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Days Out Attractions & Buildings


Chollerford is home to Chester’s Fort, one of the largest forts on Hadrian’s Wall. There’s the remains of a military bathhouse; one of the best examples of Roman building in the country. Visitors can find out more in the museum attached to the fort. Just next door to this historical gem is Chester’s Walled Garden. This two-acre 18th century garden is sheltered on three sides by woodland and open on the fourth to stunning views of the Tyne Valley. For 200 years the garden provided the fruit and vegetables for Chester’s House but it is now laid out as a unique herb garden. Don’t forget to take a peek at the Roman Garden where the Roman’s favourite herbs are planted – a fascinating glimpse into the culinary, medicinal and religious habits of the time. If you’re staying in the area or even if you just fancy a bite to eat, head to The George Hotel. This 17th century hotel is built on the banks of the Tyne and has a great spa and pool that can be used by day visitors as well as guests.