Carvoran (Magnis)

Picture of the Roman Fort at Carvoran

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Owned by
Roman Army Museum - Vindolanda trust
April - September 10am-6pm daily
October 9:30am-5:30pm daily
Public Transport
AD122 bus
Car Park
National Park car park
Toilets, Museum shop, Museum, Cafe

The name Magnis means the Rocks. The fort was actually built before Hadrians Wall to guard the important junction of the Stanegate way and the Maiden Way (which runs south through the Pennines). The fort is actually just slightly to the south of the wall.

The Vindolanda trust own the site of the fort, and plan to excavate it at some time in the future; although at the present there is little to see of the fort. The Trust is fully occupied with the excavations at Vindolanda, where they are continuing to make many exciting discoveries.

Next to the remains of the fort is the Roman army museum. This is run by the Vindolanda trust, and you can get a joint ticket to both this and Vindolanda. The museum contains Roman finds, reconstructions, life size models of Roman soldiers, cinema, and a wealth of information about the Roman army and the daily life of the soldiers