SEGEDUNUM ROMAN FORT
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.