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Planning a visit?

The site of the fort is open to visitors, and is easily reached from Whitlow Farm. Alternatively, it can be reached from the Pennine Way, which passes alongside it.

Our plans to interpret the site for visitors are still at an early stage and there is currently no information available on site. If you are visiting for the first time it may be better to join one of our guided walks – see the Events page for more details.

We are always pleased to arrange guided tours for groups upon request. Please contact us if you would like to arrange a group visit.

At the moment it is hard to appreciate the full scale of the fort on the ground, as an old stone wall runs across the site, dividing it in two, and there is currently no direct access between the two halves. Plans are being developed for the removal of this wall, so that soon the entire site will be in a single field where it can be better appreciated by visitors.

Staying at Epiacum

There is a large, recently refurbished, holiday cottage at Whitlow, close to the Roman fort, which can be booked by groups wishing to spend a few days exploring the Epiacum site together with the beautiful landscape of Alston Moor. It is also an ideal base from which to explore the wider landscape of Cumbria and Northumberland, including Hadrian’s Wall.

The cottage has 5 bedrooms and sleeps up to 11, though it can be made available for smaller groups on request.

For further information about the cottage, or to make a booking, please contact Elaine Edgar: info@epiacumheritage.org
  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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