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  Welcome to the Epiacum Heritage website!  

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This is the place to find out about Alston’s very own Roman fort, including details of exciting new research and a range of public events for you to join in with!

Alston is located at the cross roads of the North Pennines, linked by road to the lowlands of Northumberland, Cumbria and County Durham. When Epiacum was built, about 1900 years ago, it was also on a road network, linked by the system of Roman roads to Carlisle, York, London, and (via the channel) to Rome, Arabia and Africa!

This website is maintained by EPIACUM HERITAGE Ltd, a not-for-profit company set up to encourage research and conservation at Epiacum, and to encourage and enable public engagement with the site through a range of fascinating events.

In 2012, Epiacum Heritage Ltd received a ‘Your Heritage’ grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a project entitled ‘EPIC EPIACUM’. This has enabled the development of a varied programme of events, including guided tours for the general public, archaeological survey days for volunteers, and educational events for school groups. The grant has also covered the costs of setting up this website. Thank you HLF!

If you would like to help with the future management of this special place then why not become a Friend of Epiacum? See the 'Friends' page for details >

Please note that Whitley Castle Roman Fort is legally protected as Scheduled Ancient Monument and it is against the law to damage it, remove anything from it, or disturb the ground within it in any way.

  Many individuals and organisations are involved with the management of Epiacum. We would particularly like to thank the following:
Heritage Lottery Fund, North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership, English Heritage, Natural England
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