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. Regular bus services are available from each train station.

A visit to Birdoswald Roman Fort will transport you back in time - it's a great way to spend a day with the family. Wander into the grounds of the castle or simply admire the imposing walls from afar.

Station details & facilities

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

Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsUnavailable
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
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 offer some of the most breath-taking scenery that the English countryside has to offer.

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 CarlisleNorthern22:21On time
to NunthorpeNorthern06:14Scheduled
to NewcastleScotRail07:141Scheduled
to CarlisleNorthern07:372Scheduled
to NewcastleScotRail08:371On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from NunthorpeNorthern22:21On time
from CarlisleNorthern06:14Scheduled
from DumfriesScotRail07:141Scheduled
from NewcastleNorthern07:372Scheduled
from DumfriesScotRail08:371On time

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