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English Heritage – Birdoswald Roman Fort – Hadrian’s Wall – KS1-3 History School Trips


Specifications
Location(s)Gilsland, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 7DD
Key StagesKS1, KS2, KS3
Special SchoolsNo
Public Liability
Enhanced DBSYes
FeesPlease contact us with details of your requirements
Administration Service Administered by the provider
Website https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/

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SCHOOLS

Birdoswald Roman Fort is the perfect place for a school visit, you can explore the extensive remains of the Roman Fort and the longest continuous remaining stretch of this magnificent World Heritage Site can be seen here. Inside, the exhibition has interesting interactive displays and artefacts, as well as a model of the Wall at its full height.

CURRICULUM LINKS

A visit to Birdoswald offers curriculum links across three key stages:

  • KS1-3 History: A local history study
  • KS1 History: How people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world
  • KS2 History: The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain: the 'Romanisation' of Britain and the impact of technology, culture and beliefs
  • KS3 History: A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils chronological knowledge before 1066

FREE SELF-LED VISITS

We offer free entry to qualifying learning groups. By booking a free education visit, you can discover Birdoswald Roman Fort and get up close to the ruins in your own way. Explore the once bustling fort, see the longest remaining stretch of Hadrian's Wall and imagine what life would have been like on the edge of the Roman Empire in the visitor centre. Download the free resources below to help ensure students get the most out of their learning before, during and after your visit.

ACCOMMODATION

There aren’t many places on Hadrian’s Wall where you can actually go to bed and wake up in a Roman Fort. The 39 bed group accommodation in Birdoswald’s Farmhouse is perfect for school and education groups.

Benefits include:

  • Central location for exploring Hadrian’s Wall Country and the World Heritage site.
  • Flexible catering: self-cater or use the range cooker, kitchen and eating area.
  • Tearoom on site including fresh soups, sandwiches, cakes and hot/cold drinks.

PLAN YOUR VISIT

We have a wide range of materials to support your visit and make school trip planning easy. Download our free resources to help you make the most out of your visit and create unique learning experiences before, during and after your trip.

We also offer free planning visits for group leaders once you have made a booking. Our Education Booking Team is on hand to advise and help you create the best possible school trip to suit your needs and area of study.


Testimonials


‘The best day out I’ve ever had’
Pupil

‘My class were enthralled and have been talking non-stop about their visit. I am glad we made the effort of sitting for 2 hours in the coach - it really was worth it!’
Teacher

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