Birdoswald, Gilsland, Cumbria
Because we hadn’t had enough of climbing about on stone walls and walking around fort ruins, we spent the morning at Birdoswald Roman Fort in Gilsland, doing exactly that. Another chunk of Old Man Hado’s fabulous wall set up, Birdoswald used to be called Banna (it means something geological but I can’t remember what) until it became farmland and was renamed.
Birdoswald has two big claims to fame: it boasts the longest continuous stretch of Hadrian’s Wall and it’s been on Time Team!
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