Historic Site, Museum sights in Hadrian's Wall
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The best-preserved remains of a Roman cavalry fort in England are at Chesters, set among idyllic green woods and meadows near the village of Chollerford and originally constructed to house a unit of troops from Asturias in northern Spain. They include part of a bridge (beautifully constructed and best appreciated from the eastern bank) across the River North Tyne, four well-preserved gatehouses, an extraordinary bathhouse and an underfloor heating system. The museum has a large collection of Roman sculpture. Take bus 880 or 882 from Hexham (5.5 miles away); it is also on the route of Hadrian's Wall bus AD 122.