BBC History Magazine - - The 2018 Heritage Guide -

Sege­dunum, which means ‘Strong Fort’, was built to guard the east­ern end of Hadrian’s Wall, and housed 600 Ro­man sol­diers. It stood for al­most 300 years as a sym­bol of Ro­man rule and a bas­tion against barbarian at­tack. Today, Sege­dunum is a ma­jor site on Hadrian’s Wall. It is the most ex­ca­vated fort along the Wall with sur­viv­ing foun­da­tions of many build­ings and part of the Wall it­self. Sege­dunum fea­tures re­cently re­dis­cov­ered Ro­man bath house foun­da­tions, a recre­ated stretch of Hadrian’s Wall and an iconic 35m view­ing tower with spec­tac­u­lar views across the UNESCO World Her­itage Site and River Tyne.

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