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Trains to Birdoswald Roman Fort

Birdoswald Roman Fort’s closest stations are Brampton, eight miles to the west, and Haltwhistle, seven miles, east. Both trains are on Northern Rail’s Tyne Valley line bringing regular trains in from Carlisle, but Haltwhistle, also on the Glasgow South Western Line, sees regular services from Newcastle and Middlesbrough as well. The quickest route from either station is by taxi with both journeys taking around twenty minutes and costing approximately fifteen pounds.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: unstaffed
DayOpening Hours
EverydayClosed
Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelUnstaffed
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
ShopsUnavailable
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities

ToiletsUnavailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFiAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsUnavailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorNorthern Rail
Car parking spaces12
Cycle storageUnavailable
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes<p>Cycle racks available 500 yards away from the station.</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes
No problems for disabled or wheelchair bound customers as the access to the platforms is via level access. The Newcastle platform is adjacent to the station entrance and car park, however the platform toward Carlisle is a round journey of 3 miles by road.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable

About Birdoswald Roman Fort

Most first-time visitors to Birdoswald Roman Fort are struck by its incredible view of Hadrian’s Wall, the longest stretch anywhere in the country, which is exactly why you should make it your first port of call. Simply take in the view or go for a stroll along the one-time England-Scotland border and let your mind wander to times gone by – to guards trooping the wall over two millennia ago – beside this stunning feat of Roman engineering.

Next up is the Birdoswald Fort (or, for centuries, Banna) itself, one of only 16 forts built to defend Hadrian’s Wall, and one of the best preserved. Take in some of the wall’s most impressive masonry as you make your way around the site, which has undergone extensive excavation in the last two centuries.

If you’re looking to stretch your legs, and why wouldn’t you be in such beautiful surroundings, why not embark on one of the area’s 45 marked rambling routes, all of which take in some of the most breath-taking scenery that the English countryside has to offer. And when you get back, tuck into a feast of tea and scones before sinking into one of the 39 beds at Birdoswald’s Farmhouse as the day draws to an end.

Departures and arrivals from Brampton (Cumbria)

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Brampton (Cumbria) station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to NewcastleNorthern13:111On time
to NewcastleNorthern15:091On time
to NewcastleNorthern17:091On time
to NewcastleNorthern19:051On time
to NewcastleNorthern20:551On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from CarlisleNorthern13:111On time
from CarlisleNorthern15:091On time
from CarlisleNorthern17:091On time
from CarlisleNorthern19:051On time
from CarlisleNorthern20:551On time
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