Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum

An imposing fort made of yellow stone with two turrets and two gateways

Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum

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    • Four miles east of the end of Hadrian's Wall at South Shields, Arbeia Roman Fort played an essential role in the mighty frontier system. Originally built to house a garrison, Arbeia soon became the military supply base for the 17 forts along the Wall. The excavated remains, stunning reconstructions of original buildings and finds discovered at the site combine to give a unique insight into life in Roman Britain.
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