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Birdoswald
Fort & Museum

Banna was one of the western fort along Hadrian's Wall. Today the site of Birdoswald provides a wonderful insight into the fortress which once stood there.

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A model of Birdowald Fort in its full glory in the little museum adjoining the site.
The small museum illustrates the lives of the soldiers along the wall and some of the history of the great defensive barrier. This also includes an audiovisual display in a soundproof room.

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The wellpreserved remains of the grannaries, help to highlight the importance of grain to the Roman army.

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A typical curved corner of a Roman fort, resulting in what some historians call the 'playing-card-shape' of a Roman fort.

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The remains of the southeastern turret to the fort.

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Two gateways of the fort.
On the left: The west gate.
On the right: The south gate.

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